Does python always need to compile ENTIRE program before itcanstart to run it???

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Nov 4 14:08:42 CET 2003

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> > Therefore I believe your first statement is actually not true, and
> > in fact Python code that "wouldn't compile" actually cannot be run,
> > because it has to be compiled prior to running.
> note that he's talking about "compilation", not compilation.


Michael has clarified to me in private email that he already knows about
the distinction I was making, but (I'll try not to misinterpret) that he
didn't feel it was relevant to the OP's question.


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