Why is python not written in C++ ?

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 4 01:13:11 CEST 2010

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

Around the time Guido coined the term "Python 3000" (i.e. in 2000), he
also said at a few occasions that it would be written in C++. He
subsequently dropped the idea, for the reasons that people have been


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