Where we need to use Python ?

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Wed Aug 22 17:10:12 CEST 2007

On 22 Aug, 16:36, "Terry Reedy" <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
> |"Bruno Desthuilliers" Terry Reedy a écrit :
> |Hahem... "proprietary" is certainly not the right term here.


> In any case, CPython is owned by PSF (which gives it away).  Its bytecode
> is an private implementation detail subject to change in any .x version as
> the developers see fit.

Yes, but it's not like the PSF are going to initiate legal action
against anyone who implements an interpreter for similar bytecode,
which is what has happened for things like CPU instruction sets in the
past. CPython bytecode is best described as "implementation-specific",
thus avoiding any words with exclusive ownership connotations.


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