Lost at C

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Tue Nov 14 21:40:08 CET 2000


In article <Y%JO5.955$Uo2.21194 at newscontent-01.sprint.ca>, Bruce Dodson wrote:
>"Daniel Klein" <DanielK at aracnet.com> wrote 
>
>> Do you have to learn C to use Python?
>
>Definitely not.  It helps with a few advanced aspects, such as
>moving performance-critical functionality out to a C extension
>module.  For the great majority of Python develpment, it is
>just not needed.

While knowlege of C isn't needed, it is *occasionally* useful to
be familiar with the standard C library routines.  Many of the
CPython library routines are influenced by the underlying C
library routines -- and they're available on most platforms
with a thin Python wrapper.

I wouldn't worry about it though.  It won't matter unless you
get into doing low-level, platform-specific tricks.

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