Python Written in C?

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at
Tue Jul 22 08:30:52 CEST 2008

DaveM <asma61 at> writes:

> On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:18:01 +0200, Michiel Overtoom <motoom at>
> wrote:
>>Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
>>written in C.
> I thought Emacs was written in Lisp.

The core - including the lisp interpreter - is written in C. A lot of
the user functionality is written in (emacs) lisp.

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