Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

A.Avinash_Goutham Group Title

Who maintains the run time environments? compiler? os?

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. A.Avinash_Goutham Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @slotema

    • one year ago
  2. cheesek Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Run time environments and compilers are essential parts of complete operating environments. For proprietary operating systems, a single company tends to control the development of it's core components. (Microsoft, Apple, etc..) For free (as in freedom) operating systems (like GNU), it's typically a community driven effort by the hands of thousands over time. Components are forked and modified by many, and some of those changes are pulled upstream to the project's official repositories. Here's a visualization of commits made to the GNU Compiler Collection since it's development began in 1989: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEAlhVOZ8qQ

    • one year ago
  3. slotema Group Title
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The run time is governed entirely by the operating system. The compiler is a tool that will convert a programming language into machine code. The operating system is responsible for allowing programs to run on the processor(s), system security, file systems and more. Most of the things you need to run a program.

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.