American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but not computers. Source code must be converted to object code or machine language before a computer can read or execute the program.
- n. computing, uncountable Human-readable instructions in a programming language, to be transformed into machine instructions by a compiler, assembler or other translator, or to be carried out directly by an interpreter.
- n. program instructions written as an ASCII text file; must be translated by a compiler or interpreter or assembler into the object code for a particular computer before execution
“Second, all the freeware versions of PGP are released with full source code to both PGP and to the RSAREF library they use (just as every other freeware version before them were).”
“Conditional Assembly A86 has a conditional assembly feature, that allows you to specify that blocks of source code will or will not be assembled, according to the values of equated user symbols.”
“The CERT Coordination Center has received confirmation that some copies of the source code for the wuarchive FTP daemon (ftpd) were modified by an intruder, and contain a Trojan horse.”
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