What computer needs? Binary
How do we actually instruct the computer?
Through programming languages So somewhere it gets converted into binary. Basically, machine code(0 and 1) is like a mother tongue to CPU’s whereas programming languages such as C, C++ etc are a foreign language to CPU’s
To convert this we need a translator
Take an analogy, Suppose there is a greek book(Foreign language to me). I need this book in my mother tongue. Two possible ways are there
1)Somebody already translated the whole book and published →Compiler 2)Or else I need to look for a translator who knows greek →Interpreter
For the former, I get the new book in my language, so I can use it anytime I want
For the latter, I need to have an original greek book every time I sit with a translator
C, C++ are examples of compiled programs Python is one good example of an interpreted language.
Stay tuned for the next part — Data and its Structure