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Compiler v/s Interpreter

 
Ashok Pradhan
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I want to know what is the difrence between compiler and interpreter.And java is a compiler based language or not and what about .NET ,C# and VisualBasic are what type of language.
 
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Compiler
Interpreter
Languages like Java and the .NET framework are a combination of the two. They us a compiler to generate a platform agnostic bytecode (as opposed to platform-specific binary code) and an interpreter to execute that bytecode.
[ July 30, 2008: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]
 
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