Python Written in C?

Dan Upton upton at
Mon Jul 21 04:15:30 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Michiel Overtoom <motoom at> wrote:
> 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
> programming.

Bah, new-fangled languages like Pascal... Real programmers write Fortran.

>> 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?

Don't you?


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