Definition of object program in US English:

object program


  • A program into which some other program is translated by an assembler or compiler.

    • ‘After many studies of FORTRAN programs in situations where the execution speed of the object program was a critical factor, we realized that the FORTRAN H Extended compiler did not always produce the expected highly optimized code.’
    • ‘A non-source executable file is also called an object program.’
    • ‘The object program is generated after optimization simply by transcribing the information encoded in the quadruples into machine instructions.’


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