Why is python not written in C++ ?

Tim Wintle tim.wintle at teamrubber.com
Mon Aug 2 11:00:58 CEST 2010

On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 20:01 -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Not every C programmer knows or wants to learn C++.

I think Terry is the only person that's mentioned this - but I'd like to
give extra support to it - I for one prefer C to C++ (as someone that
writes quite a lot of C extension modules).

And as Stephen mentioned - just because C is not an OO language, doesn't
mean you can't write OO code in it - you just have to pass an instance
of the class method is defined on in as the first parameter (like you do
in Python).


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