Python is ubiquitous, popular and runs almost everywhere – even on Mars. But there is one place that Python has not yet conquered: the browser. Python 3.11 may finally lay the foundation to make an old dream come true and have Python in the web browser.
- Why are some core developers and contributors working on Web Assembly port?
- What is WASM and how do builds for browser, node, and WASI differ? What are the features and limitations of different WASM targets?
- A short introduction to Python’s build system and how cross compiling works.
-What problems did we run into and how did we have to modify CPython’s sources for WASM?
-What is missing to make web browser support stable and usable in production?
- A comparison to existing solutions like Pyodide.
- What does WASM support mean for the community and PyPI packages?