Computer Science Compiled Programming Language


Compilation process

  • Program that translates a high-level programming language into machine language
    • Reads files in one language and outputs files in another language
  • Compilers don't execute the output, a user must run the program


  • A compiler written in the same language it compiles
  • Must be bootstrapped first
    • eg. write a compiler in a different language, compile the first self-hosting compiler, get rid of the original one