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Java compiler

Software that converts a Java source program into bytecode (intermediate language) or to a just-in-time (JIT) compiler that converts bytecode into machine language. It may also refer to compiling the source code into the native language of a particular hardware platform, which makes it hardware dependent. See Java Virtual Machine and Java.


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