Programming in Python with a view to extending in C at a later date.

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at
Mon Apr 20 23:34:09 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM, dug.armadale at <
dug.armadale at> wrote:

> Say you set out to program in Python knowing that you will be
> converting parts of it into C ( or maybe C++) at a later date, but you
> do not know which parts.

I often use Python for rapid prototyping and later rewrite parts of it in C
for speed.  It's always been a pleasant experience, and I've yet to come
across a Python construct that made my life especially difficult later.  The
value of rapid development and debugging algorithmic problems in Python has
always outweighed the cost of later translating some of the code.

Hope that helps,

Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.
President, Stutzbach Enterprises, LLC <>
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