is there a Python compiler?
noahdain at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 20:25:29 UTC 2006
On 3/15/06, Scott J. Henson <scotth at csee.wvu.edu> wrote:
> Norton Roman wrote:
> > Actually, it interpretes the code (.py files). However, it also
> > generates a bytecode (.pyc files) to run on its virtual machine, in
> > the case you don't change the original source file. This way, it runs
> > faster code that you did not change.
> Actually, it generates the byte code first then executes that. If it
> can, it writes the resulting compiled byte code to the filesystem so it
> doesn't have to compile it next time. There is also the -O option to
> write optimized byte code. If you notice, many python modules and
> programs byte compile themselves(both regular and optimized) at install
> time so that they start faster. But the runtime is always the same
> regardless of if its pre-compiled to byte code or not.
> But, yes, python is a mainly an interpreted language, though there are
> things like iron python, which I believe compiles itself to CLR byte code.
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