Compiler vs Interpreter vs Transpiler
Compiler - compiles code to a lower level code.
Transpiler - compiles code to same level of code/abstraction.
"Another developer code or version"
Interpreter - interprets code, not really in the same class/league/context with the two above.
- "Your PHP code/scripts inside
index.php" -> "Results to
htmlor just like pure
As is mentioned in this Wiki article, it is a type of compiler which translates source code from one programming language to another programming language. The source code might be in some language no longer used, or doesn't support latest hardware/software advancements, or as per programmer's convenience/favoritism.
A VB6 to VB.NET converter can be thought of as a Transpiler. I might think of COBOL to C# / C++ / Java tool as a transpiler.
Transpiling is a specific term for taking source code written in one language and transforming into another language that has a similar level of abstraction.
According to https://www.stevefenton.co.uk/2012/11/compiling-vs-transpiling/
So in your case:
- Therefore it can be called 'transpiling'. Though calling it 'compiling' would also be ok.