Taine Zhao

General-purpose Python JIT? Is the free lunch coming?

Taine Zhao is a master student at University of Tsukuba studying Programming Languages and active in open-source projects. Taine is familiar with functional programming languages such as Haskell, OCaml and F#, but also has a passion for dynamic programming languages such as Julia and Python.

We start from scratch, optimising an exemplar Python program and simultaneously introducing our JIT compilation method.  

OBJECTIVE: Showing the audience that 1. there is an easy approach to JITing dynamic programs 2. the general-purpose JIT compiler by our approach is now available  

AUDIENCE: Programmers who are interested in faster dynamic programming languages, especially Python programmers.  Researchers who are interested in optimisations for dynamic programming languages.