scripting languages vs statically compiled ones

Cameron Laird claird at
Fri Oct 29 06:08:06 CEST 2004

In article <mailman.5640.1099009520.5135.python-list at>,
Richard Blackwood  <richardblackwood at> wrote:
>Is Python not bytecode interpreted?  It has no JIT with the standard 
>distro but otherwise, it is no less byte-code than Java.  Misleading.
Like many propositions in this thread, this one bears repetition
and examination.  Even people in authority reiterate that "Java
is compiled, while Python is interpreted."  Outsiders are going
to hear this said by people who appear to be speaking truthfully. 
It's at best misleading, of course, as Mr. Blackwood recognizes. 
There ought to be a way to armor the innocent against it ...

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