State of CPython and Python Ecosystem

By Senthil Kumaran

Overview: High level talk about CPython and other implementation


Missed chunks of this so not all of it got in my notes

Python Launcher for Windows (PEP 397)

  • proposal by Mark Hammond and implemented by Vinay Sajip
  • System to associate python files with a particular Python version
  • Will be distributed with Windows installers
  • Question: What is the status?
  • Question: Which version of windows?
  • Question: How can we accelerate development?


  • Seamless integration
  • Uses a lot of Java models instead of CPython’s stdlib.