Unladen Swallow: Google's Python project

Google's Python engineers have launched a new project called “Unladen Swallow” that seeks to improve the performance of the Python programming language. One of the project's goals is to replace the Python virtual machine with an LLVM-based JIT. As the developers describe in the project plan, the project will make it possible to transition Python […]

Google's Python engineers have launched a new project called “Unladen Swallow” that seeks to improve the performance of the Python programming language. One of the project's goals is to replace the Python virtual machine with an LLVM-based JIT. As the developers describe in the project plan, the project will make it possible to transition Python to a register-based virtual machine and will pave the way for future optimizations.

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