Is python a interpreted or compiled language?

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Thu Jun 21 06:52:09 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:27 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> Java's bytecode and source code are two distinct languages, both well
> documented and separately usable (and with their own distinct
> limitations - there are things you can do in Java bytecode that you
> cannot do in Java source).

I can think of at least one thing you can do in Python 2.x bytecode
that you cannot do in Python 2.x source -- writing to nonlocal

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