Any pointers/advice to help learn CPython source?

sébastien sebastien.martini at
Fri May 19 18:03:10 CEST 2006

There is also an interesting pep which describe the front-end

It doesn't explain the whole things, but it gives few hints where to
start to read the code. BTW, the main difficulty is that there are fat
C files and you should ask yourself what do you want to learn, because
instead it can be interesting to read the compiler module or to look at
pypy source code. Obviously if your motivations are to understand some
internals of CPython you want to study CPython ! lol


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