Re: Parse, parsing , parser

Subject: Re: Parse, parsing , parser
From: Ben Hechter <ben_hechter -at- NORTEL-NSM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:56:08 -0700

> Can any one define what a parsing operation is, what a parser does?

If you've diagrammed a sentence into its component parts of speech, you've
parsed.
Humans unconsciously parse speech to derive meaning.
Computers parse code to derive instructions.
Computers are dumber, so the language must be more structured and regular.

Regards,

Ben

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