What is a compiler?

I want to know the function performed by compiler.
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Compiler may be a package program that converts the programmer’s ASCII text file into the machine-language directions consisting of binary digits.
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"A compiler may be a program that interprets human legible ASCII text file into laptop workable machine language. to try and do this with success the human legible code should suits the syntax rules of whichever programing language it's written in. The compiler is merely a program and can't fix your programs for you. If you create an error, you have got to correct the syntax or it will not compile. "
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