Python Written in C?

Michiel Overtoom motoom at
Mon Jul 21 03:18:01 CEST 2008

Giveitawhril wrote...

> REAL WORLD programmers who want to be generally useful go 
> and learn C#.

No: Real programmers first eat a quiche and then return to their Pascal

> But the SOURCE is some old, high level language which no one wants to 
> use anymore! 

C is alive and kicking. Every language has its place.
Plus, there exists implementations of Python written in Python itself;
see PyPy:

> Just noting that, if it is written in C, that throws a curve at me 
> in trying to balance the value of learning Python vs. some other 
> major language.

Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C. Does that mean you should do all your text processing in C?


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