is similar to a byte-code
but a p-code works at a higher level. Whereas byte-codes work at a very low level similar to machine code
, p-codes can perform moderately complex tasks such as printing a message or clearing the screen. Some implimentations of BASIC
use p-codes generated by a just-in-time
The Business Operating System (BOS) of the 1980s was a cross-platform operating system designed to exclusively run p-code based programs.