What is code generator?
A code generator is a tool or resource that creates a certain type of code or computer programming language. This has many specific meanings in the IT world, many of which refer to the sometimes complex processes of converting human programming syntax into machine language that can be read by a computer system.
One of the most common and common uses of the term 'code generator' is to describe parts of the compiler systems that modern computer programming languages handle. IT professionals can refer to the part of a compiler that converts a representation of source code into machine code as a 'code generator'. They can also refer to a code generation phase where the compiler uses things like instruction selection, instruction scheduling, and register allocation to parse and handle code input for output.
Another common use of the term 'code generator' includes other resources or tools that help generate certain types of code. For example, some homemade or open source code generators can create classes and methods for easier or more convenient computer programming. This type of resource can also be referred to as a component generator.
In addition to the above uses, users could use the term 'code generator' to refer to a system that generates specific proprietary types of encoded messages. An interesting example is the geek code, an alphanumeric system used by self-described 'geeks' to communicate with each other using a variety of identifiers. This code, used on different platforms and in different formats, can be generated by a code generation tool that converts text into geek code.