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).

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Not specifying a return in a function, good or bad?

I have coded like this many times, and I've never encountered an issue, but the compiler always warns when it expects a return and there is none. For instance, look at this: -(NSString ...
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Compiler optimization examples [closed]

I'd like to see (good) examples of optimizations performed by compilers (static and JIT). Why? To learn what we don't have to optimize ourselves (often leading to better code) To be amazed
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Programming as a conversation [closed]

I have often wondered if it would be possible to write a programming language that would work as a conversation. I would tell the computer that I want to store coordinates and it would ask what ...