Python Source Code Documentation

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Sep 5 18:12:21 EDT 2002

"Sean Ross" <sross at> wrote in message
news:al8k02$186$1 at
> Terry: Yes, I did mean the Python interpreter. And I will give your
> suggestion a try.
> Martin: I will check out both of those documents.
> Thank you both for your suggestions.

When I looked a few years ago, I mentally divided the source files
into four groups:
  compilation phase (a few files)
  interpretation phase (1 file, the main loop -- ceval.c?)
  builtin datatypes (one for each -- int, long, tuple, etc -- each
with similar structure)

Hope this helps a bit to get started


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