Why is it impossible to create a compiler than can compile Python to machinecode like C?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Feb 28 23:06:46 CET 2013

The subject line is wrong. There are multiple compilers. Someone just 
listed some of them today in another post.

On 2/28/2013 3:50 PM, Matty Sarro wrote:
> Python is an interpreted language, not a compiled language.

A language is just a language. Implementations are implementations*. 
That aside, I pretty much agree with the rest of the response.

* For instance, C is usually compiled, but I once used a C interpreter 
on unix.

Terry Jan Reedy

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