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Re: Python Written in C?

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Giveitawhril wrote...
REAL WORLD programmers who want to be generally useful go
and learn C#.
No: Real programmers first eat a quiche and then return to their Pascal
programming.

But the SOURCE is some old, high level language which no one wants to
use anymore!
C is alive and kicking. Every language has its place.
Plus, there exists implementations of Python written in Python itself;
see PyPy: http://codespeak.net/pypy/dist/pypy/doc/home.html

Just noting that, if it is written in C, that throws a curve at me
in trying to balance the value of learning Python vs. some other
major language.
Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C. Does that mean you should do all your text processing in C?

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Jul 21 '08 #1
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In message <ma************************************@python.org >, Michiel
Overtoom wrote:
Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C. Does that mean you should do all your text processing in C?
How else would you implement a Boyer-Moore algorithm?
Jul 21 '08 #2

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On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:18:01 +0200, Michiel Overtoom <mo****@xs4all.nl>
wrote:

>Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C.
I thought Emacs was written in Lisp.

DaveM
Jul 21 '08 #3

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On Jul 20, 9:18 pm, Michiel Overtoom <mot...@xs4all.nlwrote:
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Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C. Does that mean you should do all your text processing in C?
Well, actually, as a COBOL geezer I should not complain about Python.
Rumor had it that the COMPUTE statement in COBOL invoked FORTRAN
arithmetic modules. Yes, real programmers DO write in FORTRAN!

Frankly, I say screw not only object-oriented programming but
structured programming as well. I think someone should write a
compiler, "Revenge of BASIC." It would have good old REMs,
FOR...TO...NEXTs, GOSUBS, GOTOs, etc. Standard libraries of
subroutines, and/or Copy Libraries of source code, could handle
switching to new screens or forms, placement of objects, alteration of
characteristics of all these, detection of mouse and keyboard actions,
graphics, sound, placement of HTML code, EVERYTHING!

If anyone wants to write this compiler, they should probably do it in
Python. Make it open source, of course. I'm waiting!
Jul 22 '08 #4

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DaveM <as****@dsl.pipex.comwrites:
On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 03:18:01 +0200, Michiel Overtoom <mo****@xs4all.nl>
wrote:

>>Many major text/word processing programs (Emacs, vi, MS-Word) are also
written in C.

I thought Emacs was written in Lisp.
The core - including the lisp interpreter - is written in C. A lot of
the user functionality is written in (emacs) lisp.

Jul 22 '08 #5

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