Posts Tagged ‘version’

PyPy powers up Python 3.5

Pythonistas will be happy to hear that new versions of PyPy, the runtime for the Python language that provides just-in-time compilation and a major speed boost, will now support versions 2.7 and 3.5 of Python, including the new language syntax features found in version 3.5. Even more valuable to many developers: New versions of PyPy will have better support for popular packages that use C extensions, such as Numpy, in the Python 2.7-compatible version of the runtime.
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There’s now a Disney Princess toy subscription service

Subscription-based toy company Pley.com entered the Disney accelerator last year with atoy rental business that would ship out toys like Lego, American Girl or Hot Wheels, whichcouldbe played with, then kept or returned, starting at $12 per month. Now that thecompany has exited the program, its debuting a twist on its earlier model.
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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.
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