Could Python supplant Java?

James J. Besemer jb at
Fri Aug 23 06:07:16 EDT 2002

"Bo M. Maryniuck" wrote:

> Before I knew that compiler provides executable. Maybe I've missed
> something? As I know, Perl, which is interpreter too, but Perl is also
> "compiles" its code into bytecode first.

The term "compiler" generally refers to a language translator that translates from
a higher level language to a lower level one.  HLL to machine code is a common
scenario but the term also applies to interpretive languages like Python and Perl
with their own low-level "byte codes".


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