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Množina reči source language je source languages.
The programming language in which the source code for a program is written. See also programming language, source code.
A language that is to be translated into another language.
In computing, the language in which a program is written, as opposed to machine code, which is the form in which the program's instructions are carried out by the computer. Source languages are classified as either high-level languages or low-level languages, according to whether each notation in the source language stands for many or only one instruction in machine code.
Programs in high-level languages are translated into machine code by either a compiler or an interpreter program. Low-level programs are translated into machine code by means of an assembler program. The program, before translation, is called the source program; after translation into machine code it is called the object program.