By: Dusty Arlia
Published on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 12:40 PM
Last Updated on Monday, July 06, 2015 at 2:08 PM
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A compiler is a computer program that converts source code written in a programming language into another computer language. Or you can say that the compiler takes the source language and translates it into the target language. The target language will often have a binary form, known as object code, when programming desktop applications. Compilation of your source code is most often done to create an executable program, but not always.