721.4 What Is Object Code?
Object code is the representation of a computer program in a machine language. It typically consists of the numbers zero and one (i.e., binary coding), the numbers zero through seven (i.e., octal coding), or a combination of letters and numbers (i.e., ASCII or hexadecimal coding). Object code is comprehensible to a computer or other electronic device, but it is not intended to be read by human beings, and as a general rule, it is not directly comprehensible to human beings. See Apple Computer, 714 F.2d at 1243.