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Native Code

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:49 am
Also referred to as native language, programming code that is written to run on a specific processor using that processor s instruction set. In order for that program to run on a different processor than the one intended by the native code, the code must be run through an emulator software program that instructs the computer to mimic the processor the native code is meant for.

Contrast with bytecode.