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Welcome to Cython!
Cython ( is based on Pyrex, but supports more
cutting edge functionality and optimizations.
The original Pyrex program was licensed "free of restrictions" (see
below). Cython itself is licensed under the
There are TWO mercurial (hg) repositories included with Cython:
* Various project files, documentation, etc. (in the top level directory)
* The main codebase itself (in Cython/)
We keep these separate for easier merging with the Pyrex project.
To see the change history for Cython code itself, go to the Cython
directory and type
$ hg log
This requires that you have installed Mercurial.
-- William Stein (
The following is from Pyrex:
This is a development version of Pyrex, a language
for writing Python extension modules.
For more info, see:
Doc/About.html for a description of the language
INSTALL.txt for installation instructions
USAGE.txt for usage instructions
Demos for usage examples
Comments, suggestions, bug reports, etc. are
Copyright stuff: Pyrex is free of restrictions. You
may use, redistribute, modify and distribute modified
The latest version of Pyrex can be found here:
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