1. In computing, source code is any collection of computer instructions, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as ordinary text.The source code is often transformed by an assembler or compiler into binary machine code understood by the computer. The machine code might then be stored for execution at a later time
2. Source code is the fundamental component of a computer program that is created by a programmer. It can be read and easily understood by a human being. When a programmer types a sequence of C language statements into Windows Notepad, for example, and saves the sequence as a text file, the text file is said to contain the source code.
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Author: Anja Muskowitz