PyPy is a fast, compliant alternative implementation of the Python
language (2.7.3). It has several advantages and distinct features:
- Speed: thanks to its Just-in-Time compiler, Python programs
often run faster on PyPy. (What is a JIT compiler?)
- Memory usage: large, memory-hungry Python programs might end up
taking less space than they do in CPython.
- Compatibility: PyPy is highly compatible with existing python code.
It supports ctypes and can run popular python libraries like twisted
- Sandboxing: PyPy provides the ability to run untrusted code in a
fully secure way.
- Stackless: PyPy comes by default with support for stackless mode,
providing micro-threads for massive concurrency.
- As well as other features.
Download and try out the PyPy release 2.0.2!
Want to know more? A good place to start is our detailed speed and