Object code

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Object code is an intermediate result of a compiler or translation process from a computer program . Simple compilers can skip this step.

The object code consists mainly of machine code for the architecture for which the program was compiled. It usually contains compact and pre-parsed code and frequently used program libraries , which are then linked with other object files.

The format of an object code depends on the programming language , compiler and the machine. After the creation of the object code, the linking usually takes place , which results in the finished, executable program.