Python and the need for speed

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Apr 12 02:24:29 EDT 2017

On 4/11/2017 8:40 PM, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Mikhail V <mikhailwas at> writes:
>> Just my curiosity, I've always been intersted in such question: are devs
>> still writing extensions in C, I mean type in C code?
> Yes.
>> Aren't they using some translator or IDE which at lest hides the
>> brackets and semicolons?
> I don't know of anyone who does that.  I don't think anyone minds C's
> brackets and semicolons, and lots of other languages like Java and Perl

People who do, like me, may avoid using C.  I am really grateful that 
there are people willing to maintain the C code for CPython ;-).

> use them too, for programmer familiarity.  The actual difficulty with C
> is that it gives rise to a high incidence of hard-to-diagnose bugs.

Terry Jan Reedy

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