Re: How to generate object code

glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:02:23 -0800

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From: glen herrmannsfeldt <gah@ugcs.caltech.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 21:02:23 -0800
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 07-10-064
Keywords: code

> Do compilers normally turn code into an assembly language and then
> run an assembler to to convert it into binary? Or does the compiler
> make its own representation and itself turn the representation into
> object code?


As John said, compilers come both ways. Ones that generate object
code directly usually have a way to generate human readable assembly
code that may or may not be assemblable. This is sometimes needed for
humans to understand what the compiler is doing.


-- glen



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