Python and the need for speed

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at
Tue Apr 11 17:10:23 EDT 2017

On 2017-04-11, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 5:47 AM, Grant Edwards
><grant.b.edwards at> wrote:
>> 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".
> I don't think there are. They either implement (some subset of) the
> CPython API, or they're not in C (eg Jython), or they don't offer an
> extension API. I don't know of anything else that offers a C API.

Now I'm really confused.  If micropython doesn't have a C API that
differs from the CPython C API, then how does it "break the C API"?

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