Modula-2 is still in use today, for instance in the Russian GLONASS sat-nav system. There has been a GNU Modula-2 for a while, but now that this patch has been merged, Modula-2 will be part of the main toolchain in GCC 13, along with the preliminary support for Rust which recently landed. GCC 13 will support the PIM 2, 3 and 4 and ISO dialects of the language.
Codon is a high-performance Python compiler that compiles Python code to native machine code without any runtime overhead. Typical speedups over Python are on the order of 10-100x or more, on a single thread. Codon’s performance is typically on par with (and sometimes better than) that of C/C++. Unlike Python, Codon supports native multithreading, which can lead to speedups many times higher still.
While Codon supports nearly all of Python’s syntax, it is not a drop-in replacement, and large codebases might require modifications to be run through the Codon compiler.
Rust support will be merged into the GCC trunk.
This is very much an extremely experimental compiler and will still get a lot of changes in the coming weeks and months up until the release.