2011-08-18, 06:04 AM
I've heard a lot about computer programs called compilers, but I'm not exactly clear on what they do.
2011-08-18, 06:42 AM
A compiler is a computer program (or set of programs) that transforms source code written in a programming language (the source language) into another computer language (the target language, often having a binary form known as object code). The most common reason for wanting to transform source code is to create an executable program.
Compiler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiler)