Python Written in C?

David C. Ullrich dullrich at
Mon Jul 21 19:16:50 CEST 2008

In article <cqKdnc3xC9qQVR7VnZ2dnUVZ_hjinZ2d at>,
 Erik Max Francis <max at> wrote:

> giveitawhril2008 at wrote:
> > I'm just learning about Python now and it sounds interesting. But I
> > just read (on the Wiki page) that mainstream Python was written in C.
> > That's what I was searching for: Python was written in what other
> > language?
> > 
> > See, my concern was something like: OK, if Python is so hot, then,
> > hopefully someone is writing it in assembly language for each MPU chip
> > out there. Otherwise, if, say, they've written it in C#, then it looks
> > like the REAL, generally useful language to learn is C# and Python is
> > akin to Visual Basic or something: a specialty language....whereas
> > REAL WORLD programmers who want to be generally useful go and learn
> > C#.
> Psst.  What language do you think the primary implementations of C# is 
> written in?

I know, I know, call on me!

Object Pascal, obviously.

David C. Ullrich

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