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RE: Python Written in C?

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On 20 jul, 19:50, giveitawhril2...@gmail.com wrote:
I'm just learning about Python now and it sounds interesting. But I
just read (on the Wiki page) that mainstream Python was written in C.
That's what I was searching for: Python was written in what other
language?

See, my concern was something like: OK, if Python is so hot, then,
hopefully someone is writing it in assembly language for each MPU chip
out there. Otherwise, if, say, they've written it in C#, then it looks
like the REAL, generally useful language to learn is C# and Python is
akin to Visual Basic or something: a specialty language....whereas
REAL WORLD programmers who want to be generally useful go and learn
C#.

So I was suspecting the Python compiler or interpreter is written in a
".. if Python is so hot.." Python represents progress not the ultimate
goal. Thank goodness we are continuing to learn from past mistakes.

All compilers and interpreters started out being written in another
language. You do not help us by stating the obvious.

This is even true of the interpreter in your own brain that processes
English. IMHO The latter still has some bugs in it. ;-)
Jul 21 '08 #1
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