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Answer: Are the scripts interpreted or compiled?

by Juerd (Abbot)
on May 31, 2002 at 10:53 UTC ( #170666=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > CGI programming > Are the scripts interpreted or compiled? - Answer contributed by Juerd

It is compiled on the fly. Perl is the most perfect combination of interpreter and compiler.

Your example script would be compiled to bytecode first, and the bytecode would be executed. The bytecode generated by the print statement is executed 100 times.

If you are concerned with efficiency, use for (1..100) instead of the C-style for.

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