The first compiler was written by Grace Hopper in 1952 while the Lisp interpreter was written in 1958 by John McCarthy's student Steve Russell. Writing a compiler seems like a much harder problem than ...
As I understand, the cause of the speed difference between compiled languages and python is, that the first compiles code all way to the native machine's code, whereas python compiles to python ...
While reading the difference between Compiler and interpreter , I found the following differences fromt he internet. Advantages of using compiler: Since compiler converts the program to native code ...
What process do typical (the majority) of high level language compilers use when changing a source-code's variable name to a machine code name?
Do long (very long) variable names slow down the compilation of source code? I'm aware that the length of variables has 0% impact on interpretation as the compiler changes them to machine code which ...
If a compiler's work is essentially translating source code into machine level code, can there be any glitch in a compiler, i.e. a faulty "translation?" The same goes for an interpreter: can it fail ...
I am currently implementing an expression evaluator (single line expressions, like formulas) based on the following: the entered expression is tokenized to separate literal booleans, integers, ...
I'm doing some independent research/study with a professor who's a very functional guy. The goal is to examine more of what's happening behind the scenes with functional languages than we normally ...
It occurs to me that there's not a heck of a lot of difference between $>python module.py And: $>javac module.java $>java module.class The former compiles to an intermediate language ...
A lot of questions get asked here about interpreted vs compiled language implements. I'm wondering whether the distinction actually makes any sense. (Actually the questions are usually about ...
In my compiler design courses, I have learned about and worked with a clear academic definition of an interpreter and a compiler, with an interpreter being a program Pi from a language M capable ...
I want to know if Objective-C is an interpreted or a compiled language.
I've finally begun to understand the complexity behind creating an interpreter and a compiler. I've built several versions of TinyBasic, 1964 (Dartmouth) Basic, and my own expansions on those ...
This is just a wondering I had while reading about interpreted and compiled languages. Ruby is no doubt an interpreted language, since source code is compiled by an interpreter at the point of ...