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

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Thu Feb 28 22:17:19 CET 2013

Stefan Behnel, 28.02.2013 22:03:
> there are also a couple of projects that do
> dynamic runtime compilation, most notably PyPy and Numba.

Oh, and HotPy, I keep forgetting about that.

> You may want to take a look at the Python implementations page,
> specifically the list of Python compilers:
> http://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonImplementations#Compilers


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