program instructions that must be translated by a compiler, interpreter, or assembler into object code before execution.
(computing) the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code
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 by a compiler before a computer can read or execute the program. Compare object code.
- Source code escrow
software An arrangement where some source code is held in escrow by a third party as long as it is supported by the vendors, but should they cease to support it, it becomes the property of the purchasers so that they can arrange for its continued maintenance. (1999-12-14)
- Source code management
The use of software systems to help program developers keep track of version history of source code modules as well as releases, parallel versions (code branches), etc. There are several in popular use, the free CVS being the best known. Perforce is a powerful commercial product. SCCS was once popular on Unix and VSS is […]
noun 1. any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin: Which foods are sources of calcium? 2. the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river. 3. a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information. 4. the person or business making interest or dividend payments. 5. a manufacturer or […]
- Source document
noun 1. a document that has been or will be transcribed to a word processor or to the memory bank of a computer