Motius Glossary

The Motius Literary Index provides an alphabetical overview of the terms we use on our website.



A decompiler is a software tool used to reverse the process of compilation. It takes compiled code, such as machine code or bytecode, and converts it back into its original higher-level programming language representation (e.g., assembly code or source code). The goal of decompilation is to recover the source code or a close approximation of it, which can be useful for understanding how a program works, analyzing its behavior, or reusing parts of the code.