Python Interpreter question.

Roy Smith roy at
Tue Sep 7 18:56:40 CEST 2004

"Anon" <guess at> wrote:
> Is all of that true? is it right to say in fact that python doesn't have an 
> interpreter, but rather it has a compiler and VM for running the python 
> code?

Python source code is indeed converted into an intermediate form (byte 
code) which is then executed on a virtual machine.  Very much like Java 
is.  Whether you want to call this "interpreted" or "compiled" is, I 
suppose, a matter of personal opinion.

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