gerg.bowering wrote:Faster game rate would benefit everyone, not just Python bots.
Game rate has no relation to the speed of the game engine. Pypy wouldn't help game rate except in the very rare circumstances where an actual Python bot is playing and does a fixed amount of work per turn, instead of actually checking the time.
Pypy 1.6 doesn't support numpy, which AFAIK quite a few Python bots are using, so it's tricky to add now. Pypy 1.7 supports it but the code still needs some specific tweaks for Pypy.
So adding Pypy support now would probably be required to treat it like a separate language.