Re: p-code compilers

Toon Moene <>
25 Jan 1999 21:52:34 -0500

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From: Toon Moene <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 25 Jan 1999 21:52:34 -0500
Organization: Moene Computational Physics, Maartensdijk, The Netherlands
References: 99-01-078
Keywords: translator

Bogomil Alexondrov wrote:

> Does somebody know a website focused on pseudo code compilers and
> especially possible optimizations for it. btw can a program not
> generating machine code but pseudo code be called compiler or is it a
> translator? what is the exact definition for compiler? Java is
> generating pseudo code so it must be a translator rather than
> compiler?

I tend to look at the way the compiler/translator works. E.g., I call
f2c a compiler, because it reads in Fortran code, parses it, builds a
symbol table, converts it to an internal representation and then - in
stead of generating assembler - it spits out C.

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