Python Written in C?

Matthieu Brucher matthieu.brucher at
Wed Jul 23 15:06:34 CEST 2008

2008/7/23 mk <mrkafk at>:
>> Actually, all of the compilers I'm familiar with (gcc and a
>> handful of cross compilers for various microprocessors)
>> translate from high-level languages (e.g. C, C++) into
>> assembly, which is then assembled into relocatable object
>> files, which are then linked/loaded to produce machine
>> language.
> Doesn't g++ translate C++ into C and then compile C?
> Last I heard, most C++ compilers were doing that.

GCC translates every language into its one as a tree, which is then
translated to assembly.

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