Re: How to generate object code

santosh <santosh.k83@gmail.com>
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 02:00:21 +0530

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From: santosh <santosh.k83@gmail.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 02:00:21 +0530
Organization: Aioe.org NNTP Server
References: 07-10-064
Keywords: code

Nick Mudge wrote:


> Do compilers normally turn code into an assembly language and then run
> an assembler to to convert it into binary?


It really depends on the compiler and its language. Some do, some
don't.


> Or does the compiler make its own representation and itself turn the
> representation into object code?


This is what many compilers do. In fact the intermediate
representation is pretty much ubiquitous.


> How do assemblers turn assembly into object code? Does the assembly
> author have to know the binary numbers to translate the assembly
> into?


In general both the compiler and the assembler need to know the
details of the target's object and code representations. So yes,
knowledge of instruction encodings, hexadecimal etc., are basic
requirements for a compiler or assembler author.



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