in reply to Re^3: Are state machines just for parsing?
in thread Are state machines just for parsing?
Well, m-w defines parse as follows:
So to use 'parse' as the verb that means 'look at what actions are happening and respond in a certain manner' is being generous.
- : to resolve (as a sentence) into component parts of speech and describe them grammatically
- : to describe grammatically by stating the part of speech and explaining the inflection and syntactical relationships
- : to examine in a minute way : analyze critically [parses appellate court opinions]
I think this is a case where we'll have to agree to disagree.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
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