Python Compiling

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Sep 30 05:56:52 EDT 2002

"Terje Johan Abrahamsen" <spoermeg at> writes:

> But, I guess my question boils down to, why is not Python a compiled
> language?

The unhelpful answer: it is!  It compiles to a high-level bytecode.
See other replies for info about compiling to a lower-level
instruction set...


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