tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Sep 11 02:48:29 CEST 2005
"Robert Kern" <rkern at ucsd.edu> wrote in message
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> Terry Reedy wrote:
>> Nor has 386 'machine language' suffered from being interpreted, at a
>> level, by microcode.
> I think both you and Paul may be missing Tim's point. I don't think he's
> talking about "suffering" in technical respects, like speed. He's
> talking about popularity.
I knew that ;-) and meant that ;;--)).
Of course, many people don't know that 'machine code' is often now
interpreted -- nor that Python code is compiled to something by all current
implementations. Perhaps we should call the CPython 'interpreter' the
CPython interpreter-compiler that it is.
Terry J. Reedy
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