“Python 3.11 will bear fruit from CPython’s many years of efforts to make Python a faster programming language,” ZDNet reported.
“Core Python developer (CPython) Mark Shannon shared details about the project to make Python faster at this week’s PyCon 2022 conference …”
Last year, Microsoft funded a project for the Python Software Foundation (PSF) led by Python creator Guido van Rossum and Shannon to make Python twice as fast as the current stable 3.10 series. The vision is to push Python to C performance. Microsoft hired van Ross in 2020 and gave him the freedom to choose any project. At last year’s PyCon 2021 conference, he said he “chose to go back to his roots” and would work on Python’s notorious unproductiveness …
“In particular, we want to achieve these performance goals with CPython to benefit all Python users, including those who cannot use PyPy or other alternative virtual machines …”
Regarding the issue of compilers exactly on time (JIT) for Python performance, Shannon suggested that this is not a priority and is unlikely to appear before Python 3.13, according to a Python Software Foundation event coverage … in terms of more a quick implementation of Python, CPython 3.12 can get a “simple JIT compiler for small regions” that compiles small areas of specialized code, while 3.13 will extend the compiler to extend regions for compilation.