CPython is a standard implementation of the Python language written in the C programming language. In this article, I will introduce the difference between Python and CPython.
The difference between Python and CPython.
As I mentioned in the introduction, CPython is a standard implementation of the Python language. CPython is written in the C language, which is why it is called CPython. People call the standard implementation CPython to differentiate it from other later Python implementations and to distinguish the language engine implementation from the Python programming language itself. The main differences are that Python is a programming language that is dynamically typed and has a large standard library. CPython, on the other hand, is a referential implementation of the Python language. There are also other implementations of the Python programming language:
- Jython - which is implemented in Java
- IronPython - which is implemented in the C# language
- PyPy - which is implemented in the RPython language (a subset of Python)