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Inko is an interpreted language, and uses a register-based virtual machine. The VM executes bytecode produced by the compiler, which is a separate program. The VM uses preemptive multitasking for executing processes, and manages memory using a garbage collector and allocator based on Immix.

The VM is written in Rust, and supports Linux, macOS, and Windows. The VM only works on 64-bits platforms.

This sections covers various parts of the VM, such as its bytecode format, how it manages memory, and more.