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- The task of an interpreter is to map programs written in a given
source language into an internal representation and
then to execute the internal representation.
- Some languages (LISP, SCHEME, BASIC, Smalltalk, PROLOG)
are mostly interpreted.
- Some languages (Java, Pascal, PROLOG) are compiled into
abstract machine code , which is then interpreted
by a virtual machine .
- Advantage of compilation:
- Advantage of interpretation:
- quick turn-around