Definition of decompile in English:

decompile

Line breaks: de|com¦pile
Pronunciation: /diːkəmˈpʌɪl/

verb

[with object]
  • Produce source code from (compiled code): a programmer has to decompile the code
    More example sentences
    • If you really want to prevent tools like Reflector from decompiling your code, you need the professional version's features.
    • For example, imagine that a cracker was decompiling your code, looking for authentication text.
    • The draft's proposals will also hinder music studios, broadcasters and software developers, who risk breaking the law when they decompile copy-protected software.

Derivatives

decompilation

noun
More example sentences
  • As for assembly language showing up in decompilations of other languages you need to know how other languages work and compile.
  • Hopefully this breakdown of a decompilation will help you in doing similar decompilations in the future, whenever you find code not acting in the manner you expected.
  • At present, Boomerang can generate thousands of such temporary variables per procedure, bogging it down and causing decompilations to use gigabytes of memory and days of CPU time.

decompiler

noun
More example sentences
  • The drawback to intermediate languages is that it's possible to use disassemblers and decompilers to examine a program's IL and re-generate the source code.
  • Unfortunately this means that decompilers and disassemblers are here to stay too, putting your intellectual property at risk.
  • While there are plenty of free decompilers out there, you really get what you pay for.

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