Source and object programs, Basic Computer Science

Source and Object Programs

A set of instructions in a high-level language are called “Source program”. Since high-level languages are machine independent, it is required to first convert them into machine language and only then the instructions can be executed. The software required to convert high-level language program into machine language is known as “Compiler”. Thus compiler translates a high-level language program (Source program) into machine language program, which is called an “Object Program”. The object program can be executed using data provided by the user to give the required results.

For each high-level language, a separate compiler will be required. Thus, for a computer system there may be a BASIC compiler, COBOL compiler, etc. 

Posted Date: 9/14/2012 5:49:30 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Source and object programs, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Source and object programs, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Source and object programs Discussions

Write discussion on Source and object programs
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
what is the need of a port in a computer?

Operating Systems:  An operating system is a set of programs that manage computer hardware resources and provide common services for application software.  There are following kind

QUESTION (a) Give the two conditions required by a binary tree of depth d to be an almost complete binary tree. (b) Determine what the following recursive C function compute

Environments We have seen that intelligent agents might take into account certain information when   choosing   a   rational   action, by  including information from its sensor

A procedure is a compilation of instructions to which we can express the flow of our program, and once the execution of these instructions is over power is given back to the next l

QUESTION a) Differentiate between a dynamic and a static web site. b) Why are electronic mails (e-mails) preferred to the post office mails? How do they affect the modern of

Magnetic Memory:  In the above section we have seen various types of semiconductor RAMs. These high speed semiconductor storage devices (i.e. RAMs) are expensive. So we need s

Write an ARM subroutine which will extract a substring from a string. You will need to use the library routine malloc to allocate memory for the new string. The subroutine signatu

write advantages and disadvantages of private and public network