how to determine for using c extension or not ?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Aug 3 15:36:47 CEST 2015

On Mon, 3 Aug 2015 03:47 pm, umedoblock wrote:

> Hello everyone.
> I use bisect module.

You asked the same question FOUR times. Have patience. Your question goes
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> bisect module developer give us c extension as _bisect.
> If Python3.3 use _bisect, _bisect override his functions in

So does Python 2.7.

> now, I use id() function to determine for using c extension or not.

The id() function doesn't tell you where objects come from or what language
they are written in. But they will tell you if two objects are the same

>>>> import bisect
>>>> id(bisect.bisect)
> 139679893708880
>>>> import _bisect
>>>> id(_bisect.bisect)
> 139679893708880
> they return 139679893708880 as id.
> so i believe that i use c extension.


Also, you can do this:

py> import bisect
py> bisect.__file__ 
py> bisect.bisect.__module__  # Where does the bisect file come from?
py> import _bisect
py> _bisect.__file__

So you can see that _bisect is a .so file (on Linux; on Windows it will be
a .dll file), which means written in C.


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