Thread: Executing and stuff

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    Executing and stuff

    How do running and compiling and executing differ from each other?
    Last edited by cnoob; 01-13-2005 at 11:47 AM.

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    Run and execute are the same
    Compiling is completely different - it's the step before run or execute

    Though you do run the compiler, but that's not the same as running your program.
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    compiling changes the code you've written into machine code, and the exacutable reads that machine code.
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