Parse / Parsing

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on February 15, 2013
Last Updated on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Total Updates: 4

Parsing refers to reading program code and translating it into some other format with an equal meaning. For example, a compiled program needs to be parsed by the compiler in order to be compiled. Server-side scripts, written in scripting languages such as JavaScript, Python, Perl, or PHP, need to be parsed by the web server so that they can output the correct HTML to a user's browser. While client-side JavaScript scripts must be parsed by the web browser's JavaScript interpreter.