A Python-3 (CPython >= 3.8.0) Interpreter written in Rust
online demo running on WebAssembly.Check out our
RustPython requires Rust latest stable version (e.g 1.43.0 at May 24th 2020).
To check Rust version:
rustc --version If you wish to update,
rustup update stable.
To build RustPython locally, do the following:
$ git clone https://github.com/RustPython/RustPython $ cd RustPython # --release is needed (at least on windows) to prevent stack overflow $ cargo run --release demo.py Hello, RustPython!
Or use the interactive shell:
$ cargo run --release Welcome to rustpython >>>>> 2+2 4
You can also install and run RustPython with the following:
$ cargo install --git https://github.com/RustPython/RustPython $ rustpython Welcome to the magnificent Rust Python interpreter >>>>>
rustpython-* crates are currently yanked from crates.io due to being out
of date and not building on newer rust versions; we hope to release a new
If you'd like to make https requests, you can enable the
ssl feature, which
also lets you install the
pip package manager. Note that on Windows, you may
need to install OpenSSL, or you can enable the
ssl-vendor feature instead,
which compiles OpenSSL for you but requires a C compiler, perl, and
Once you've installed rustpython with SSL support, you can install pip by running:
$ rustpython --install-pip
You can also install RustPython through the
conda package manager, though
this isn't officially supported and may be out of date:
$ conda install rustpython -c conda-forge $ rustpython
You can compile RustPython to a standalone WebAssembly WASI module so it can run anywhere.
$ wapm install rustpython $ wapm run rustpython >>>>> 2+2 4
Building the WASI file
You can build the WebAssembly WASI file with:
cargo build --release --target wasm32-wasi --features="freeze-stdlib"
Note: we use the
freeze-stdlibto include the standard library inside the binary. You also have to run once
rustup target add wasm32-wasi.
JIT (Just in time) compiler
RustPython has an very experimental JIT compiler that compile python functions into native code.
By default the JIT compiler isn't enabled, it's enabled with the
jit cargo feature.
$ cargo run --features jit
This requires autoconf, automake, libtool, and clang to be installed.
To compile a function, call
__jit__() on it.
def foo(): a = 5 return 10 + a foo.__jit__() # this will compile foo to native code and subsequent calls will execute that native code assert foo() == 15
Embedding RustPython into your Rust Applications
Interested in exposing Python scripting in an application written in Rust,
perhaps to allow quickly tweaking logic where Rust's compile times would be inhibitive?
examples/mini_repl.rs may be of some assistance.
RustPython is in development, and while the interpreter certainly can be used in interesting use cases like running Python in WASM and embedding into a Rust project, do note that RustPython is not totally production-ready.
Contribution is more than welcome! See our contribution section for more information on this.
Checkout those talks on conferences:
Although RustPython is a fairly young project, a few people have used it to make cool projects:
- Full Python-3 environment entirely in Rust (not CPython bindings)
- A clean implementation without compatibility hacks
Currently along with other areas of the project, documentation is still in an early phase.
You can also generate documentation locally by running:
$ cargo doc # Including documentation for all dependencies $ cargo doc --no-deps --all # Excluding all dependencies
Documentation HTML files can then be found in the
Contributions are more than welcome, and in many cases we are happy to guide contributors through PRs or on gitter. Please refer to the development guide as well for tips on developments.
With that in mind, please note this project is maintained by volunteers, some of the best ways to get started are below:
Most tasks are listed in the
issue tracker. Check issues
good first issue if you wish to start coding.
To enhance CPython compatibility, try to increase unittest coverage by checking this article: How to contribute to RustPython by CPython unittest
Another approach is to checkout the source code: builtin functions and object methods are often the simplest and easiest way to contribute.
You can also simply run
./whats_left.sh to assist in finding any unimplemented
Compiling to WebAssembly
Chat with us on gitter.
Code of conduct
Our code of conduct can be found here.
These are some useful links to related projects:
This project is licensed under the MIT license. Please see the LICENSE file for more details.