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Bytecode

Game programming Behavioral

Intent

Allows to encode behaviour as instructions for virtual machine.

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Applicability

Use the Bytecode pattern when you have a lot of behavior you need to define and your game’s implementation language isn’t a good fit because:

  • it’s too low-level, making it tedious or error-prone to program in.
  • iterating on it takes too long due to slow compile times or other tooling issues.
  • it has too much trust. If you want to ensure the behavior being defined can’t break the game, you need to sandbox it from the rest of the codebase.

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