I was sooo amused when I heard about the most common error report when Delphi was released to the linux platform: "the compile button doesn't do anything"...
The "fix" was to introduce a checkbox that defaulted to not close the compile window once complete :-)
For being so open-sourced they are quite close-minded ;-)
Usually interpreters don't create any code but use the source language as instructions to the interpreter. The situation is complicated by the existence of compilers which compile to an intermediate code (Java byte code for example), then compile the byte code to machine code.
- (In response to the JavaByte thing, whoever said that) I just revamped the explanation (because it looked like two different explanations mashed together). Now it's not repetitious, but longer than I had intended it to be. It would have been even longer had I gone into Java, so I left that out. However, I would say that Java (human writable) source code is 'compiled' into Javabyte code, which is then 'interpretted' by the Java Engine on the end-user's machine. But the original compilation puts it in an easier-to-interpret form than any human-written version would be, even whilst being still flexible across differing platforms. However, it can be a fuzzy line, these days, what exactly does what. YMMV. 22.214.171.124 00:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
"Liquid Crystal Display Displays" This bothers me. 126.96.36.199 19:59, 13 March 2014 (UTC)
must admit back when i was in high school learning how to code i played minesweeper and when the teacher passed by i said "it's compiling!" An user who has no account yet (talk) 15:49, 5 September 2023 (UTC)