interpreter vs. compiled
timr at probo.com
Sat Aug 2 20:48:29 CEST 2008
Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 06:17:59 GMT, Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> declaimed
>the following in comp.lang.python:
>> And again, I never said that it did. CPython is an interpreter. the
>> user's code is never translated into machine language.
> Using that definition, the UCSD P-code Pascal and Java are also not
>"compilers" -- all three create files containing instructions for a
>non-hardware virtual machine.
Right. UCSD p-code Pascal was almost always implemented as an interpreter.
I would be surprised if anyone argued that it was a compiler.
However, I thought Java was usually JIT compiled to machine language. Am I
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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