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#59: How compilers work: from source to execution

November 29, 2021 | 3 Minute Read

A compiler is an application that turns text into an executable program. It’s quite extraordinary how much work these complex pieces of software are doing. Pretty much every compiler works by executing several phases. Each phase takes the input of the previous ones to finally produce the runnable code. Let’s take a journey through the compiler internals.

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Tags: cobol, compiler, grace-hopper, interpreter, syntax

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