PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

Friday 4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. in Room 26A/B/C

How to JIT: Writing a Python JIT from scratch in pure Python

Matthew Page


Have you ever wondered how a JIT compiler works? Production quality JIT compilers are large, complicated pieces of software that can seem inscrutable at first glance. However, building a simple JIT compiler is surprisingly easy. We'll walk through how to build a template-style JIT compiler for Python from first principles, in Python!