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MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF KENYA UNIT: COMPILER CONSTRUCTION SUBMITTED TO: DR NGARI ASSIGNMENT DUE :15 TH February 2019 1. Distinguish between a compiler and an interpreter; ensure full definitions are given. A compiler is a translator which transforms source language (high-level language) into object language (machine language)while an interpreter is a program which imitates the execution of programs written in a source language.
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Another difference between them is that a complier executes the whole program as a whole while an intepreter translates the program one statement at a time The table below shows further comparison between a compiler and an intepreter: BASIS FOR COMPARISON COMPILER INTERPRETER Input It takes an entire program at a time. It takes a single line of code or instruction at a time. Output It generates intermediate object code. It does not produce any intermediate object code. Working mechanism The compilation is done before execution. Compilation and execution take place simultaneously.
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