syntax scanner

syntax scanner

[′sin‚taks ‚skan·ər]
(computer science)
A subprogram of a compiler or interpreter that checks the source program for syntax errors, and reports any such errors by printing the erroneous statement together with a diagnostic message. Also known as syntax checker.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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