what executes the jvm ??
i was reading class-loaders from the book "core java 2 vol 2", when i came across the following lines:
"A Java compiler converts source into the machine language of a hypothetical machine, called the virtual machine. The virtual machine code is stored in a class file with a .class extension."
what i have read till now, the instance of the classes i make are run(interpreted) by JVM; but (as stated above) since JVM itself is an instance of a class , what interprets the JVM itself ??
the book further says :
"These class files must be interpreted by a program that can translate the instruction set of the virtual machine into the machine language of the target machine."
what is "a program" here ??