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August 3, 2016

What is a compiler?

Find out what a compiler is.

By James Nunns

A compiler is a computer program that is designed to transform source code written in a programming language into another computer language.

Typically a programmer writes language statements in a language such as Pascal or C one line at a time using an editor and the file that is created contains source statements.

One this is created the programmer then runs a language compiler by specifying the name of the file that contains the source statements.

 

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