EuroPython 2018

A Python implementation in Rust?

Speaker(s) Windel Bouwman

Rust is a fairly new programming language aimed as a competitor of C. There are already attempts to write extension modules in rust and load them into CPython. A whole new approach would be to re-implement the Python language in rust.

This is what the rspython project is about: implementing a python interpreter in rust. Rust already has many features such as vectors, hashmaps and strings as unicode. There also exist already modules for regular expressions and dealing with files, so a lot can be re-used in this area.

During this talk we will dive into rust and python and the design of the rspython. We will present some challenges and opportunities. Also we will show the current state of this project in a demo.

in on Thursday 26 July at 14:00 See schedule

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