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Python

Michael McGill
Michael McGill
2,085 Points

what is parsing?

Can someone explain in more detail what 'parsing' is?

3 Answers

Teron Bullock
Teron Bullock
20,520 Points

" Parsing, syntax analysis, or syntactic analysis is the process of analyzing a string of symbols, either in natural language, computer languages or data structures, conforming to the rules of a formal grammar. The term parsing comes from Latin pars , meaning part ."

The video has more detail. best of luck

Via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gimPw0yr8cI