Difference between an interpreted language and a compiled language?
Ans) A compiled language is written and then run by a compiler which checks its syntax and compresses it into a binary executable. Since an interpreted language is not compiled, it must be checked for errors at run-time, which makes it fairly a bit slower than a compiled language (like C or Java). Perl is an example of an interpreted language. Remember, while, that just because a language is interpreted does not necessarily mean it is not full-featured, or simplistic. Perl can get very difficult and very cryptic, very quickly.