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Discussion on: Is Javascript a compiled language?

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There can be many definitions for the same word and there is often one that is widely accepted when context is not precised, the one on Wikipedia is not the implicit one: a language that can be transformed into a binary format close to the machine OS, at least a VM. And connoted with that the language himself is often 2nd generation language with strong typing which facilitates that compilation and so not very forgivable to human unlike non-compiled language. So even if javascript would compile to webassembly, it wouldn't be considered a compiled language from that viewpoint.