Executable program

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An executable program is the translation of (in our case, Pascal) source code by a compiler (or assembly language source code which is translated by an assembler) into an object module, which has been combined with any necessary Pascal units, the Pascal run time library and any other object modules which may have been written by others, to produce an actual binary program which can be

  • run directly by the operating system as an application,
  • used by the operating system, such as a device driver, or
  • become part of the operating system itself.