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- n. A very low-level code that is machine independent and enables a compiled file to be run on different processor types.
Many of them realized that the whole bytecode, write once run anywhere was done in 1969 (p-code) and that if those hyping Java didn't know that, they didn't have enough experience to know if it was good or not.
Of course, the p-code interpreter fit on a single sided floppy with room to spare and ran acceptably on a 6502 ....
Microsoft used a "p-code C Compiler" to quickly port Multiplan to most any computing platform.
As you know, programs in Visual Basic can be compiled into interpreted p-code or into native code.
VB Decompiler restores many p-code instructions and although there is a long way to the generation of the source code that can be compiled, the decompiler will make analyzing the program algorithm much easier and partially restore its source code.
Well call java bytecode "p-code" is inappropriate, bytecode is not machine code (bytecode - >