Managed Languages vs Compiled Language difference?

Posted by l46kok on Programmers See other posts from Programmers or by l46kok
Published on 2012-09-10T08:50:27Z Indexed on 2012/09/10 9:48 UTC
Read the original article Hit count: 217

Filed under:

I get confused when people try to make a distinction between compiled languages and managed languages. From experience, I understand that most consider compiled languages to be C,C++ while managed languages are Java,C# (There are obviously more, but these are just few examples). But what exactly is the core difference between the two types of languages?

My understanding is that any program, regardless of what language you use is essentially "compiled" into a low-level machine code which is then interpreted, so does that kinda make managed languages a subset of compiled languages (That is, all managed languages are compiled languages but not the other way around)?

© Programmers or respective owner

Related posts about programming-languages