Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/06/02/22:16:23
> I agree with the first paragraph. Some place or another the processor
> is going to have to interpret something. You say you compile things
> into machine code... you're exactly right... machine CODE. Code which
> must be interpreted by the processor. The processor has to look at the
> code in memory and say, "Oh, EA... that means jump" and does a jump.
> Just because it does this blindingly fast doesn't mean it's not
Ok, then think of it this way:
Compiled code is run directly by the processor
Interpreted code is run by code that is run by the processor
ie: interpreted requires an extra step - thus slower.
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