Assorted Questions regarding the future of Python...

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Tue Nov 2 22:41:37 CET 1999


> From: python-list-admin at python.org
> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Rob Hodges
>
> Unless something has changed dramatically since I last used windoze,
> VB is not compiled (in the sense of native machine code) any more
than
> a frozen python program; rather, VB "executables" have a small
header
> of native code that launches the vbrunxxx.dll (interpreter) to run
the
> bytecode that makes up the rest of the file.  Which is more or less

Actually, things have changed.  The latest version of VB has an option
to compile to native machine code.  This feature was created more from
a "check-box marketting" POV than anything else (ie, Delphi did it, so
VB decided it must too!)

Mark.





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