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recompile

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Definition of recompile in English:

verb

[with object]
Compile (a computer program) again or differently: an interface which allows applications to run without being recompiled
More example sentences
  • First of all, these new variants seem to be recompiled versions based on original Cabir source code.
  • When recompiling your kernel, you'll need to set several things explicitly.
  • The faster chip also requires that the operating system and applications that run on top of it be recompiled for 64-bit processing.

noun

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An act of recompiling a computer program.
Example sentences
  • In may instances even a recompile is unnecessary.
  • This porting effort could be as simple as a recompile, link and run, or it could require changing some assembler code from one platform to another.
  • All of my hardware was detected and set up except my IDE-CDR, which would require a kernel recompile to burn CDs with it.

Derivatives

recompilation

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noun
Example sentences
  • Another feature allows the application being debugged to skip recompilation; simply preload the library.
  • It allows these applications to run, without recompilation, under a 64-bit operating system in long mode.
  • At the same time, it requires recompilation every time you change the included feature set; there is no notion of dynamically adding or deleting modules from the system.

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