Binary recompiler

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A binary recompiler is a compiler that takes executable binary files as input, analyzes their structure, applies transformations and optimizations, and outputs new optimized executable binaries.[1] Binary recompilation was introduced by Gary Kildall in the 1980s.[2]

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  1. ^ "Binary Recompilation and Combined Compiler/Architecture Enhancements Studies". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Swaine, Michael (1997-04-01). "Gary Kildall and Collegial Entrepreneurship". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved 2006-11-20. In March, 1995, the Software Publishers Association posthumously honored Gary for his contributions to the computer industry. They listed some of his accomplishments: […] * In the 1980s, through DRI, he introduced a binary recompiler. […]