Python in C

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Tue Dec 30 02:45:08 CET 2008


On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 11:32 AM, Chris Rebert <clp at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 5:22 PM,  <thmpsn.m.k at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip>
>> 2. Have there been any suggestions in the past to rewrite Python's
>> mainstream implementation in C++ (or why wasn't it done this way from
>> the beginning)?
>
> I'm not a CPython dev (I bet one will pipe in), but I would speculate
> it's because C++ is so much more complicated and a bit less portable
> than C.

I'm not a CPython dev either, but
I concur with this statement.

cheers
James



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