how python works

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Aug 2 01:31:42 CEST 2010

On 7/30/2010 2:16 PM, Mahmood Naderan wrote:
> So is it a compiler or interpreter?

Python is a language. It does not 'work' in the sense of your subject 
line. CPython is a Python compiler/interpreter, as described. When 
loaded, it may be named python.exe, depending on system and 
installation. Jython and IronPython are also Python 
compiler/interpreters. There are also Python compilers of various sorts.

Terry Jan Reedy

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