Class Variable Access and Assignment

Mike Meyer mwm at
Sat Nov 5 00:20:56 CET 2005

Steven D'Aprano <steve at> writes:
> equal? Some things are a matter of objective fact: should CPython use a
> byte-code compiler and virtual machine, or a 1970s style interpreter that
> interprets the source code directly?

For the record, I've only seen one interpreter that actually
interpreted the source directly. Pretty much all of the rest of them
do a lexical analysis, turning keywords into magic tokens (dare I say
"byte codes") and removing as much white space as possible. Or maybe
that's what you meant?

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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