Is Python "Compiled"?
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> Recently started reading about Python. The language looks very promising!
> I am confused, however, about the impressions I have received. If I
> an application in Python, would it be distributed in the form of text
> modules? Or would they be compiled into bytecode like Java and Visual
Yes you can distribute a text script, and yes you could distribute a pyc
file (similar to a java .class). I think distributing the text script is
You can make an EXE also, but the EXE is generally just a container for
python bytecode, similar to a VB4 EXE.
> Too, is there a native-code compiler or front end available for Python
> something like the GNU C preprocessor I seem to recall?
Various efforts to build a Compiler are in "research stages". Dynamic
languages don't respond well to attempts to compile them. . Nevertheless,
some very smart people seem to be trying.
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