Parse, parsing , parser..

Subject: Parse, parsing , parser..
From: Michael John Little <hypercom -at- C031 -dot- AONE -dot- NET -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 19:48:53 +1000

Can any one define what a parsing operation is, what a parser does? For
example in the help menu of Symantec Cafe, it gives a really useful, but
circlular definition of "Parse"...Choose Parse to parse the file.

I have feeling that this is one word that has become so overused, that it
has lost its meaning.
MIchael John Little
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