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lexer

lexer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  lexer  /lek'sr/  n.  Common  hacker  shorthand  for  `lexical 
  analyzer',  the  input-tokenizing  stage  in  the  parser  for  a  language  (the 
  part  that  breaks  it  into  word-like  pieces).  "Some  C  lexers  get  confused 
  by  the  old-style  compound  ops  like  `=-'." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  lexer 
 
  {lexical  analyser}