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Dec27-11, 12:42 PM
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Compilers installed adjacent to Operating system. Wrong or correct?

I know that the examples of System softwares are Operating system softwares and Compiler softwares. All the application software needs Operating system so that the application softwares can be able to run. What about the compiler softwares are they installed on Operating system or they are some special software which are installed adjacent to operating system? I get this doubt because as Unix OS has a built in C compiler, the C compiler must be installed adjacent to Operating system, not on the Operating system like the way Application systems are installed. Am I wrong? I don't know if I am using the correct terminology. Sorry about that.
A compiler IS an application. It's application is to compile programs. ANY application can be built in as part of an operating system if you so desire.