In the last episode (Mar 23), Orlando Andico said:
> But the Roxen SERVER itself is written in Pike. You're not going to
> build the next Hotmail with a server written in a noncompiled
Think of Pike just like you think of Perl. It's not compiled into
machine code, but rather into an intermediate bytecode. Roxen then
saves the bytecode to a disk file (and caches it in memory), so a
particular script is only compiled once.
But this is getting off-topic for this list :)