Why is python not written in C++ ?

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 18:11:44 CEST 2010


On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> wrote:

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> In your opinion what would Python gain from a C++ implementation?

The elusive advantages of "OO" in C++ are relatively minor compared to
RIIA which would make reference counting much easier to deal with. But
even that is not a strong enough argument for C++. The little C++ we
have in scipy had causes a lot of headache - C++ portability is still
an issue once you are outside the 4-5 main OS/Compilers combinations,

David



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