Python Interpreter question.

Bryan Olson fakeaddress at
Wed Sep 8 08:32:35 CEST 2004

Roy Smith wrote:
 > And this is one of the coolest features of python.  Being able to just
 > type stuff at an interactive prompt instead of having to create a file,
 > compile it, and run it, makes it so easy to explore bits of the system
 > you're not sure of.

Incidentally, that feature does not require that the language be
interpreted.  There are interactive programming language systems
that attempt to compile text as you type in at the prompt.  If
syntactically incorrect they report the error, otherwise they
execute the native jump or call instruction to the generated
machine code.


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