Last modified on 13 March 2014, at 02:17
executable code (uncountable)
- (computing) Instructions for a computer in a form the computer can directly use (i.e. which it can execute). Derived from source code by compiling or assembling and linking.
- 2003, Maximum Security, fourth edition, ISBN 0672324598, page 324
- Other types of macros, shell scripts, batch files, interpretable source code, even Postscript files also contain executable code, and are, in theory, vulnerable to virus attack.
- 2008, Arnold Robbins, Nelson H. F. Beebe, Classic Shell Scripting: Hidden Commands that Unlock the Power of Unix, ISBN 0596555261, page 158
- The script itself contains variable and command substitution, the
read command, and a
while loop to get everything done in less than 10 lines of executable code!
- 2012, edited by Ivan Ivanov, Marten van Sinderen, Boris Shishkov, Cloud Computing and Services Science, ISBN 1461423260, page 7
- “Scripts” are distinct from the executable code of the application, as they are usually written in a different language with distinct semantics.
code in the form a computer can directly use
- Finnish: konekielinen koodi
- Japanese: 実行コード (jikkō kōdo)
- Romanian: cod executabil n, (instrucțiuni executabile)
- Russian: исполнимый код m (ispolnímyj kod), исполняемый код m (ispolnjájemyj kod)