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The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection by Bob Zeidman

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5. Scripts, Intermediate Code, Macros, and Synthesis Primitives

Scripts are source code programs that are interpreted rather than compiled. Intermediate code is code that is human-readable like source code but is simple and intended to be interpreted rather than compiled into object code. Macros consist of one or a few user-defined source code statements that represent large sets of source code instructions and are used for convenience by programmers. Synthesis primitives are simple statements representing high-level functionality that get translated in a non-fixed manner that is dependent on how the primitives are used in the program. These kinds of code are described in more detail in this chapter.

5.1 Scripts

Some programs are run directly ...

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