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Adam Turoff wrote:
> This all hinges on what you mean by "interpreter".
> I think Anton is using an overly broad definition here.
That wasn't my intent. I responded to someone else who characterized config
file readers as interpreters. I responded in part "In a sense, all programs
are interpreters of their input". I should have been more explicit and said
that I think that while true in a sense, it's too broad a definition to be
useful. I did point out that this was some distance from an interpreter for
a more fully-featured language.
The earlier points I made, about the benefits to above average programmers
of learning to write interpreters, referred to "real" interpreters.