Difference between Compiler and Interpreter

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.

comparison between compiler and interpreter

Comparison Chart

Compiler Interpreter
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. Interpreterworks 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.





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