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Interpreted vs Compiled

There’s a bit of disagreement over what is an “interpreted language” and what is a “compiled language”. Technically, you would think that any language that can be interpreted by a virtual machine can also be compiled even if with great difficulty. I can’t speak for every language out there, and I haven’t gone over all the considerations to come to any sort of definitive conclusion about the matter, but I am inclined to think that it is possible to invent a programming language that cannot be run as native code.

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