How does python work

Peter Scott sketerpot at chase3000.com
Thu Jul 10 22:13:27 CEST 2003


"Geiregat Jonas" <eniac at sdf-eu.org> wrote in message news:<pan.2003.07.10.11.05.07.519231 at sdf-eu.org>...
> 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
<http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/builtin.html>. There is also a
section documenting some rather low level internal modules at
<http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/language.html>, such as parser,
which lets you access the parse tree, and dis, a disassembler for
python bytecode.

-Peter




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