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Why Translators?

Swati Samudra

Joined: Dec 27, 2000
Posts: 16
Why there is need for translator if we have an interpreter that can understand the java language and execute the machine instructions?
If Interpreters could understand bytecodes then why not install the interpreters that could convert the java lang code in to machine instructions?
If there are interpreters for other languages then why not for Java?
Please increase my knowledge.
Sahir Shah
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Joined: Nov 05, 2000
Posts: 158

This is to optimise excecution speed (ha! ha! ) and to reduce the size of the code that is interpreted.

paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20791

I'm moving this to Java in General (beginner)

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