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February 6, 2021

How Do Compilers Work

Saturday, February 06, 2021 Teklinks No comments

With the recent introduction of Apple M1 chip, we have seen the start of the adoption of the ARM processor architecture for Apple Macbook line. ARM being a different family of instruction set architecture than x86 (most common as of today), this means that any application built for x86 (for Mac with Intel or AMD chips) needs to be recompiled to run on ARM (M1 chip). The process of compilation is a multistep process starting taking code written in programming languages and transforming it into machine code understood by the processor.

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