Dropbox pulls the plug on faster Python project
Pyston, Dropbox's project to create a faster Python runtime similar to just-in-time compiling systems like PyPy, will no longer be sponsored by Dropbox after its latest release.
Version 0.6.1 brings Pyston's performance up to almost twice that of CPython, the standard-issue Python interpreter. "On web-workload benchmarks that we created, we are 48% faster," wrote Dropbox's Kevin Modzelewski on the Pyston blog. "On Dropbox's server, we are 10% faster."
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