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A compiler takes in a stream of symbols and translates it to another stream of symbols. describes a more general class of programs called "translators". Those are interesting, but compilers are required to solve additional problems, such as emitting machine (often virtual) code (sometimes in the form of assembler).

Calling bitmaps a computer language is a bit of a stretch.

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