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Point of curiosity here, and I'm genuinely curious and not trying to snark; is it considered "compiling" when it's simply translating one source language to another? I see this term used a lot lately (and almost exclusively in the "... to javascript" context), so wondered if my preconceived notion was incorrect.



Compiling is translating from one language to another. Sometimes the target is machine assembly, sometimes virtual machine bytecode, and sometimes other language.




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