Difference Between Compiler, Interpreter and Assembler

  • What do you need to know about Compiler?
  • Advantages of Compiler
  • Disadvantages of Compiler
  • What do you need to know about Assembler?
  • Advantages of Assembler
  • Disadvantages of Assembler
  • What you need to know about Interpreter?
  • Advantages of Interpreter
  • Disadvantages of Interpreter
  • Difference Between Compiler, Interpreter, Assembler
  • Why is Compiler better than Assembler and Interpreter?

What do you need to know about Compiler?

Advantages of Compiler

  • It produces an executable file that can run without the need for source code.
  • It is relatively faster than other language processors.
  • Using a compiler is more secure because the actual source program can be hidden which makes it private and secure.
  • The machine code of the executable file is native to the machine which makes the compiler well optimized.

Disadvantages of Compiler

  • Debugging(removing errors) is relatively tough.
  • It requires a lot of memory for producing an Object File.
  • The source code needs to be recompiled every time there is a change in the code.
  • After the removal of errors in our code, it needs to be recompiled again.

What do you need to know about Assembler?

Advantages of Assembler

  • It is a very fast translating system software.
  • It is as efficient as the machine language.
  • Developing assemblers for translating is easier as compared to compiler and interpreter.
  • Assemblers are used in computer forensics, brute force hacking etc. where it is important to determine exactly what is going on.

Disadvantages of Assembler

  • Lower-Level Machine language is difficult to understand and code.
  • It changes with the architecture of machines.
  • It is difficult to debug.
  • We have to write different assembly codes for 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit machines which is a tedious task and difficult to maintain.

What you need to know about Interpreter?

Advantages of Interpreter

  • It is easy to find and debug errors from the code/source program.
  • As there is no Intermediate object Code, there is less memory consumption.
  • Interpreters give execution control to programmers as they can see their code running line by line.
  • It can be easily used between different platforms.
  • Interpreter is good for fast debugging.

Disadvantages of Interpreter

  • It takes time for converting and executing the instructions line by line.
  • It is not good for large programs.
  • It is less secure for privacy because we need to share the actual program.
  • To run the code on other machine it requires interpreter to be installed on the machine.

Difference Between Compiler, Interpreter, Assembler

Assembler vs Compiler

Compiler vs Interpreter

Why is Compiler better than Assembler and Interpreter?

  • Compilers translate and execute the code faster than assemblers and interpreters.
  • The compiler converts the code into Object file which can be used whenever we need to execute the program, therefore it eliminates the need to re-compile.
  • All the errors are found and displayed together at the end.

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