Python Speed Question and Opinion

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jun 7 14:31:23 CEST 2004


>
> Given those working definitions of "interpreted language" and
> "compiled language", your statement seems correct: there are languages
> which are both interpreted and compiled[3]. An example of such a
> language is Common Lisp; most implementations of Common Lisp systems
> include both an interpreter and a compiler for Common Lisp.

So is C.  At least some unix distributions once had a C *interpreter* for
tutorial purposes.

TJR







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