object file

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ob´ject file

n.1.(Computers) A computer program which has been translated into machine language by a compiler and assembler, but not yet linked into an executable program; sometimes called an obj file, because its file name typically has the extension "obj" .
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For mathematics, the text of the problems, expressed in natural language and formulae that are easy for humans to understand, is converted by a computational program into an executable format, then the problem is solved by a computer algebra program ("solver"), and the answer is output in natural language that can easily be understood by humans.
x did not define an interchange format for exchanging models in a standard way between different tools, and it did not feature a native executable format.
Converting every artifact represented in every arbitrarily complex, executable format would be extremely labor-intensive and may not even be possible across paradigm shifts.