Translators Topic 4.3.4 / Core
Key points
  • the function of interpreters and compilers.
Vocabulary
  • source code;
  • object code;
  • interpreter;
  • compiler.
Resources
  • Computer Science - an overview section 5.4 Language Implementation pp. 237 - 245.
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Tasks
  1. Presentation on Translators
  2. Outline two differences between an interpreter and a compiler. [2 marks] (May 2008 SL P1 q2)
  3. Outline the function of an interpreter. [2 marks] (November 2007 SL P1 q9)
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