How does python work
amk at amk.ca
Thu Jul 10 17:11:12 CEST 2003
On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 13:05:07 +0200,
Geiregat Jonas <eniac at sdf-eu.org> wrote:
> I'm asking myself how Python code get's executed ...
> What happens first etc ...
> First read the file and then ..
The code is parsed and compiled into bytecode that can then be executed.
Consult a textbook on parsing or programming language implementation for
more details about how parsing is done.
I thought someone (MWH?) wrote an explanation of Python's internals once,
but can't find anything at the moment. The Python docs have some relevant
material (http://www.python.org/doc/current/ext/ext.html), but that document
doesn't concentrate on the implementation details, just on the bits you can
easily access from extensions.
> also could someone point me to the build in functions in the python source
> code ?
They're in Python/bltinmodule.c.
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