VS.

Compiler vs. Interpreter

Published:

Compilernoun

One who compiles.

‘a compiler of poetry anthologies’; ‘my favourite crossword compiler’;

Interpreternoun

(translation studies) One who listens to a speaker in one language and relates that utterance to the audience in a different language. Contrasted with translator.

‘A Japanese man who is tried before a German court is assisted by an interpreter in making oral statements.’;

Compilernoun

(compilation) A computer program which transforms source code into object code.

Interpreternoun

(figuratively) One who explains something, such as an art exhibit. One who does heritage interpretation.

Compilernoun

One who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation.

Interpreternoun

(computing) A program which executes another program written in a programming language other than machine code.

‘Programs written in the BASIC language are usually run through an interpreter, though some can be compiled.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Compilernoun

a computer program that decodes instructions written in a higher-level computer language to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.

Interpreternoun

One who or that which interprets, explains, or expounds; a translator; especially, a person who translates orally between two parties.

‘We think most men's actions to be the interpreters of their thoughts.’;

Compilernoun

a person who compiles (or writes for) encyclopedias

Interpreternoun

someone who mediates between speakers of different languages

Compilernoun

(computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program

Interpreternoun

someone who uses art to represent something;

‘his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature’; ‘she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Compiler

In computing, a compiler is a computer program that translates computer code written in one programming language (the source language) into another language (the target language). The name is primarily used for programs that translate source code from a high-level programming language to a lower level language (e.g., assembly language, object code, or machine code) to create an executable program.There are many different types of compilers which produce output in different useful forms.

‘compiler’;

Interpreternoun

an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose;

‘the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government’;

Interpreternoun

(computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time

Interpreternoun

a person who interprets, especially one who translates speech orally or into sign language.

Interpreternoun

a program that can analyse and execute a program line by line.

ADVERTISEMENT

Interpreter Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons