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Difference Between Compiler And Interpreter

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@MalwarGeekMalwaregeek

The only reason why I've written this post because I've seen many people get confused with compiler languages and interpreter languages. Hope this helps for basic understanding.
Compiler:
  • Entire program(all lines) is scanned first and then gets translated into machine-code.
  • Debugging of programs is quite slow in compilers.
  • Gives error messages regarding all errors present in the program all at a time.
  • Takes less time for program execution.
Interpreter:
  • The program is translated line by line.
  • Debugging is very fast in case of interpreters.
  • Gives error messages regarding to the first error that come across and stops translating remaining lines.
  • Takes more time for program execution.

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