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Compile to p-code?

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What exactly is this option in VB5: Compile to p-code?  I've noticed when using this option my compiled programs seem to run faster and it definitly compiles a lot faster.  Is this one of those Pentium things where the program compiled this way will only run on Pentium?  or will my program run on any computer?

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P-code is Pseudo Code and not Pentium code. Pseudo code is like tokenized basic back in the interpretive days. The compile time is reduced as 80x86 code is not generated. The runtime should be *longer* as the p-code has to be converted to x86 opcodes to run. What p-code gives you is platform independence. you should be able to send a p-code module to a VB runtime on another (non 80x86) platform (are there any?) have it run there without mod. Since I don't know of VB interpreters running on anything other than wintel boxes, the use of this is moot.

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