What is interpreter?

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In computer science, an interpreter is a computer program that directly executes, i.e. performs, instructions written in a programming or scripting language, without previously batch-compiling them into machine language. An interpreter generally uses one of the following strategies for program execution:

  1. parse the source code and perform its behavior directly
  2. translate source code into some efficient intermediate representation and immediately execute this
  3. explicitly execute stored precompiled code[1] made by a compiler which is part of the interpreter system

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  • Ben Rubenstein
    Hi simione, welcome to ITKE. This link may help you as well: http://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/definition/command-interpreter
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