Python and the need for speed

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Tue Apr 11 15:47:47 EDT 2017

On 2017-04-11, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

>>> 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.

If there are now other Python implementations (e.g. MicroPython) with
C APIs that differ from CPython, then it seems like it is no longer
redundant to say "the CPython API".

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