Python Compiling

Syver Enstad syver-en+usenet at
Fri Sep 20 19:56:56 EDT 2002

"Terje Johan Abrahamsen" <spoermeg at> writes:

> First of all, I am going to warn you. I will ask some stupid
> questions. I
> haven't programmed too much, and don't really know how it all links
> together.
> But, I guess my question boils down to, why is not Python a compiled
> language?
> To my best knowledge, the computer understand 0s and 1s. So, any
> programming language must be brought down to that.

Maybe it helps to think of it this way. The interpreter is a compiled
program. Python programs then, are a kind of meta program, a program
that runs in another program.


Vennlig hilsen 

Syver Enstad

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