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Krishna Chaitanya Reddy Kuninti
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Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 13
Hi all,

is .class file of a compiled java program called as a byte code?
Terry McKee
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 173
Yes. A .class file is bytecode. Bytecode is interpreted by the Java Runtime Environment so that it can be executed by the hardware on your machine. Here is more information about bytecode:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bytecode
 
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