Python and the need for speed

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Apr 11 15:24:06 EDT 2017

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:19 AM, Grant Edwards
<grant.b.edwards at> wrote:
> On 2017-04-11, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 4:42 AM, Grant Edwards
>><grant.b.edwards at> wrote:
>>> On 2017-04-11, Paul Rubin < at nospam.invalid> wrote:
>>>> You might look at MicroPython too (  A fairly complete
>>>> Python 3 implementation with some ahead-of-time compiling, no fancy
>>>> JIT.  Completely breaks the Python C API though.
>>> I didn't know there was such a thing as "The Python C API".
>>> Or do you just mean that the C API is different than that chosen by
>>> the developers of
>> Do you mean this?
> I think so.  That's the C API for one particlar implementation of
> Python "CPython", right?
> There is no "Python" C API specified as part of the language
> definition is there?

Oh, I see what you mean.

That is indeed correct - there is no language-level API specification
- but it's linguistically redundant to say "the CPython C API", so
it's often not said that way.


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