The source code for many programs not human readable
. There are a number of reasons for this:
(or language translator
) has an input language
which is a higher level language
compare to it's output language
. The input language
is called source code. If there were reason in the world the output language
would be called sink code
, but there isn't, so it isn't.
Thus the YACC takes YACC source code and generates C, this C is not source code to YACC but is source code to a C compiler.