Difference between Compiler and Interpreter
Difference between Compiler and Interpreter with Tabular Form
The Key Difference between Compiler and Interpreter is that both Compiler and Interpreter will convert the high-level code into low-level code which the computer can understand then back convert to high-level code.
|Compiler takes an entire program at a time.
|Interpreter takes a single line of code at a time.
|Compiler generates intermediate object code.
|Interpreter does not generate intermediate object code.
|Compiler works fast.
|Interpreter works slower comparatively.
|Compiler display all errors after compilation, all at the same time.
|Interpreter displays errors of each line one by one.
|Error Detection is difficult compared to Interpreter.
|Error Detection is easy compared to the Compiler.
|Example: C, C++, uses a compiler.
|Example: PHP, Pearl, Python uses Interpreter.
|Compiler requires more memory.
|Interpreter requires less memory.