I am reading Compilers and am unable to understand difference between these two terms. I could not find any text which has clearly mentioned how they differ but these two separate terms are being used. Can someone please explain me?

  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps they mean the same thing. Stick to the terminology used in your class, or in one specific textbook. $\endgroup$ – Yuval Filmus Apr 9 '17 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ Where did you find the two notions? Have you compared the respective definitions? $\endgroup$ – Raphael Apr 9 '17 at 18:46

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