Python Written in C?

Grant Edwards grante at
Wed Jul 23 15:52:05 CEST 2008

On 2008-07-23, mk <mrkafk at> wrote:
>> 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.

A decade or two ago there were some C++ front-ends that did
that, but I don't think it's common in modern C++ compilers.

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