Why is python not written in C++ ?

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.com.pl
Mon Aug 2 03:49:50 CEST 2010


On Sun, 1 Aug 2010, John Bokma wrote:

> In the beginning of C++ there were programs that just converted C++ to C
> (frontends). At least that is how the C++ compiler Acorn sold worked.
> So I don't think your argument was much true back then.

Those that I (tried to) used on Amiga were based around the same concept.

It seems, that Comeau C++ compiler (which I never tried) still requires C 
compiler as a backend (and is highly regarded by some).

Regards,
Tomasz Rola

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