How does python work

Peter Scott sketerpot at
Thu Jul 10 22:13:27 CEST 2003

"Geiregat Jonas" <eniac at> wrote in message news:<pan.2003. at>...
> I'm asking myself how Python code get's executed ...
> What happens first etc ...
> First read the file and then ..
> How python handle's variable internally ...
> also could someone point me to the build in functions in the python source
> code ?

The Python Library Reference has a section on "Built-in Functions,
Types, and Exceptions" at
<>. There is also a
section documenting some rather low level internal modules at
<>, such as parser,
which lets you access the parse tree, and dis, a disassembler for
python bytecode.


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