Microsoft P-Code

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P-Code is a name for several of Microsoft's proprietary intermediate languages. They provided an alternate binary format to machine code. At various times, Microsoft have said p-code is an abbreviation for either packed code[1] or pseudo code.[2]

Microsoft p-code was used in Microsoft Visual C++ and Microsoft Visual Basic. Like other p-code implementations, Microsoft p-code enabled a more compact executable at the expense of slower execution.

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