Compile or not compile — what is this question?
October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East
We will discuss the concepts of compiled vs interpreted (scripted) computer languages, and their comparative strengths and weaknesses in various scenarios. In the course of the
discussion, the basic relevant terminology (languages levels, translation, machine code, cpu/memory/io-bound code) will be introduced, and we will go through a few hands-on exercises applying code snippets written in compiled and interpreted languages to several model problems.
Some practical experience with programming (in any language) would be useful.
Please bring a laptop if you would like to follow the hands-on exercises.