CPython in the web browser under Native Client

June 17, 2009

Towards: the replacement of JS as an anachronistic relic? The story on LWN:

Mark Seaborn has announced an effort to put CPython into Google’s Native Client. “I have been doing some work to extend Google’s Native Client to support dynamic linking. For those who haven’t heard of it, Native Client is a sandboxing system for running a subset of x86 code. It is proposed as a way of running native code inside web apps. One of my aims has been to get CPython working in the web browser under Native Client without having to modify CPython. I recently got to the point where modules from the Python standard library are importable under Native Client, including (as a demonstration) the Sqlite extension module.

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