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    General C Question

    Hi

    I am using a very primitive veersion of C++ which is Borland Turbo C++ 3.0

    I want to ask who makes the .exe and the .obj files after the compilation.

    Is it the compiler itself or something else.

    I know that the compiler of this version of C++ is written in C (the code shows that of the .h header files). How is it possible to create a language in itself.
    How can the compiler be tested if the compiler is not complete as its code cannot be written in a few days.

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    Generally the compiler will make the .obj files and the linker will put everything together into it's .exe form.
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    Re: General C Question

    Assembler or Compiler - Converts source code to object code or machine readable code
    Linker - converts obj or machine code to run module or executable
    - serves as loader for the program to be safely loaded to memory


    Originally posted here by Mystery Man
    Hi

    I am using a very primitive veersion of C++ which is Borland Turbo C++ 3.0

    I want to ask who makes the .exe and the .obj files after the compilation.

    Is it the compiler itself or something else.

    I know that the compiler of this version of C++ is written in C (the code shows that of the .h header files). How is it possible to create a language in itself.
    How can the compiler be tested if the compiler is not complete as its code cannot be written in a few days.

    Please reply
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