Why is python not written in C++ ?

candide candide at free.invalid
Mon Aug 2 01:08:50 CEST 2010

Python is an object oriented langage (OOL). The Python main 
implementation is written in pure and "old" C90. Is it for historical 

C is not an OOL and C++ strongly is. I wonder if it wouldn't be more 
suitable to implement an OOL with another one.

Has it ever been planned to rewrite in C++ the historical implementation 
(of course in an object oriented design) ?

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