Google and the Search for the Holy Grail | GenomeWeb

With its new project, Unladen Swallow (as in "What ... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" from Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Google plans to make Python faster by using LLVM to build a JIT compilation engine to replace Python's specialized virtual machine, reports Ars Technica.

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