Python's Performance

Donn Cave donn at drizzle.com
Sun Oct 9 22:10:28 CEST 2005


Quoth "Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com>:
| Alex Stapleton wrote
|
| > Except it is interpreted.
|
| except that it isn't.  Python source code is compiled to byte code, which
| is then executed by a virtual machine.  if the byte code for a module is up
| to date, the Python runtime doesn't even look at the source code.

Fair to say that byte code is interpreted?  Seems to require an
application we commonly call an interpreter.

	Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com



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