Introduction to OOP
Chapter 27: Implementation :
An implementation technique that is widely used (Smalltalk, Java, C#, Python)
Program is compiled into an ``assembly language'' for an imaginary machine.
Since this assembly code is often represented by a string of bytes, it is called bytecode.
Since the machine is imaginary, can run on any platform.
But it must be simulated (by a virtual machine) and hence you pay an execution time cost.
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