Why is python not written in C++ ?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 2 23:42:32 CEST 2010

On 02/08/2010 00:08, candide wrote:
> Python is an object oriented langage (OOL). The Python main
> implementation is written in pure and "old" C90. Is it for historical
> reasons?
> 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) ?

I can't understand why any serious programmer mentions C++. As soon as I 
read it, I have to rush either to the kitchen to find a bowl to throw up 
in, or head for the toilet so I can talk to the great white telephone.

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.

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