Bootstrapping (Computing)

Bootstrapping (Computing)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In computing, bootstrapping is a technique by which a simple computer program activates a more complicated system of programs. In the start up process of a computer system, a small program initializes and tests that a basic requirement of hardware, peripherals and external memory devices are connected. It then loads a program from one of them and passes control to it, thus allowing the loading of larger programs. A different use of the term bootstrapping is to use a compiler to compile itself, by first writing a small part of a compiler of a new programming language in an existing language to compile more programs of the new compiler written in the new language. This solves the "chicken and egg" causality dilemma.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136594315
  • 9786136594316