Chapter 4 (Software)

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assembly language

Low level, human readable instructions that can be mapped to machine language instructions

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.3

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assembler

Program that translates an assembly program to machine language.

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.3

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compiler

Converts high-level language into assembly language

Example of compiled programming language: C++

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.1

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interpreter

Program that converts program to machine language AT RUN TIME.

Example of interpreted programming language: Python

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.1

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machine language

binary instructions the hardware executes

Q: Since all in binary, will compiled code on computer X execute on computer Y? A: NO. Because instruction sets (opcodes) are different.

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.2

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interpreted language

A language that is run one statement at a time by another program called an interpreter.

Code that is converted to machine language AT RUN TIME.

Found in lecture Chapter 4 - Software and zyBook Section 4.1

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