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object code

[′äb‚jekt ‚kōd]
(computer science)
The statements generated from source code by a compiler, constituting an intermediate step in the translation of source code into executable machine language.

object code

The machine code generated by a source code language processor such as an assembler or compiler. A file of object code may be immediately executable or it may require linking with other object code files, e.g. libraries, to produce a complete executable program.

object code

The machine language representation of programming source code. A compiler (software) converts the source code into object code and links it to other object code modules (libraries) to become an executable program. Object code is an old term that has no relationship to object technology which came after it. See executable code, linker, machine language and object-oriented programming.
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8220;In working toward software with zero defects, our tools have long offered independent model verification, checked object code for any additional code, linked requirements to code and tests, and delivered full compliance management through LCMS—all features now required by the new avionics standards.
Reusable object code can be used to speed application development for custom interactions.
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Originally developed as part of the Couverture research project, GNATcoverage performs coverage analysis on both object code -- instruction and branch coverage - and Ada and C language source code - statement, decision and Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC).
With LDRA assembler support, applications lacking source code can be disassembled into object code that boasts the complete range of artifacts needed for certification.
The agreement also provides Corel with all source and object code for on-going development, and rights to Ventura's customer service and support.
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