I believe that "intermediate" language was called "P-code" for "packed-code."Almost 30 years ago I took a Pascal class; we used the UCSD p-system, and the compiler generated p-code. Until now, I've thought the p stood for Pascal.But wikipedia says it stands for portable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-code_machineExcerpt:In computer programming, a p-code machine, or portable code machine is a virtual machine designed to execute p-code (the assembly language of a hypothetical CPU). This term is applied both generically to all such machines (such as the Java Virtual Machine and MATLAB precompiled code), and to specific implementations, the most famous being the p-Machine of the Pascal-P system, particularly the UCSD Pascal implementation.
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