PyPy v7.3.15: release of python 2.7, 3.9, and 3.10¶
The PyPy team is proud to release version 7.3.15 of PyPy.
This is primarily a bug-fix release, and includes work done to migrate PyPy to Git and Github.
The release includes three different interpreters:
- PyPy2.7, which is an interpreter supporting the syntax and the features of Python 2.7 including the stdlib for CPython 2.7.18+ (the
+is for backported security updates)
- PyPy3.9, which is an interpreter supporting the syntax and the features of Python 3.9, including the stdlib for CPython 3.9.18.
- PyPy3.10, which is an interpreter supporting the syntax and the features of Python 3.10, including the stdlib for CPython 3.10.13.
The interpreters are based on much the same codebase, thus the multiple release. This is a micro release, all APIs are compatible with the other 7.3 releases. It follows after 7.3.14 release on Dec 25, 2023
We recommend updating. You can find links to download the v7.3.15 releases here:
We would like to thank our donors for the continued support of the PyPy project. If PyPy is not quite good enough for your needs, we are available for direct consulting work. If PyPy is helping you out, we would love to hear about it and encourage submissions to our blog via a pull request to https://github.com/pypy/pypy.org
We would also like to thank our contributors and encourage new people to join the project. PyPy has many layers and we need help with all of them: bug fixes, PyPy and RPython documentation improvements, or general help with making RPython’s JIT even better.
If you are a python library maintainer and use C-extensions, please consider making a HPy / CFFI / cppyy version of your library that would be performant on PyPy. In any case, both cibuildwheel and the multibuild system support building wheels for PyPy.
What is PyPy?¶
PyPy is a Python interpreter, a drop-in replacement for CPython It’s fast (PyPy and CPython 3.7.4 performance comparison) due to its integrated tracing JIT compiler.
We also welcome developers of other dynamic languages to see what RPython can do for them.
We provide binary builds for:
- x86 machines on most common operating systems (Linux 32/64 bits, Mac OS 64 bits, Windows 64 bits)
- 64-bit ARM machines running Linux (
- Apple M1 arm64 machines (
- s390x running Linux
PyPy support Windows 32-bit, Linux PPC64 big- and little-endian, and Linux ARM 32 bit, but does not release binaries. Please reach out to us if you wish to sponsor binary releases for those platforms. Downstream packagers provide binary builds for debian, Fedora, conda, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Gentoo, and more.
For all versions¶
- Add github workflows to add branch names to git notes, translate, and run some tests.
- Activate the integration with readthedocs.io to generate documentation previews
- Change references to foss.heptapod.net to github.com
- Add a
flakytest decorator and use it in CI to keep tests green
- Change IRC links to libera.chat, we moved a few years ago.
Speedups and enhancements¶
- Remove dead RPython code
- Improve the ability to run untranslated tests on top of PyPy2.7 (instead of CPython2.7)
- Speed up tracing function calls (both on the Python level as well as on the implementation level) by doing tail call optimization in the tracing interpreter. This might improve JIT warmup times and JIT memory usage a small amount for specific kinds of programs.
- Fix for
pypy -m venv --copies <target>where the source is a symlinked venv (#4838)
- When updating a
PyTypeObject, do not assign c-level slots when the python type has no function to assign (#4826). This showed up in a
pybind11-based project. The fix was to backport a change from Py3.10.
Speedups and enhancements¶
- Generate shorter bytecode for