What is interpreter?

  • (noun): Someone who uses art to represent something.
    Example: "His paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature"; "she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on interpreter:

S-Lang (programming Library) - Interpreter
... The bulk of what makes up the S-Lang library is its interpreter, and it is also where most of the development takes place ... Although the original syntax supported by the interpreter resembled postscript, the syntax has evolved to be much more C-like, with additional support for object-oriented style constructs ... Up until the release of version 2.0, Davis had always advocated that the interpreter be embedded into applications to make them extensible ...
Control Table - The Interpreter and Subroutines
... The interpreter can be written in any suitable programming language including a high level language ... A suitably designed generic interpreter, together with a well chosen set of generic subroutines (able to process the most commonly occurring primitives), would require additional ... The interpreter, optionally, may only apply to some well-defined sections of a complete application program (such as the main control loop) and not other, 'less conditional', sections (such as program ...
Control Table - Advantages
... to be 100% language independent (and platform independent - except for the interpreter) flexibility - ability to execute either primitives or subroutines transparently and be ... result in tables remaining in cache code re-use - the "interpreter" is usually reusable ... Any performance improvement to the interpreter usually improves all applications using it (see examples in 'CT1' above) ...
Sign Language Interpreters Association Of New Zealand - Honorary Members
... Dan Levitt an American interpreter and interpreter trainer and educator contracted by the then New Zealand Association of the Deaf, now known as the Deaf Association of New Zealand, to train the first cohort of ... Rachel Locker McKee interpreter (NZSL / ASL English), interpreter trainer and educator, sign language linguist, founding President of SLIANZ graduated from the first cohort in 1985 ...
Examples of Control Tables - Spreadsheets
... representing data to the underlying spreadsheet program (the interpreter) ... the processing of other referenced cells - by altering the control flow within the interpreter ... It is the externalization of formulae from the underlying interpreter that clearly identifies both spreadsheets, and the above cited "rule based rating" example as readily identifiable instances of the use of ...

More definitions of "interpreter":

  • (noun): Someone who mediates between speakers of different languages.
    Synonyms: translator
  • (noun): (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time.
    Synonyms: interpretive program

Famous quotes containing the word interpreter:

    For man is but the servant and interpreter of nature: what he does and what he knows is only what he has observed of nature’s order in fact or in thought; beyond this he knows nothing and can do nothing.
    Francis Bacon (1560–1626)

    Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in the course of nature: beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.
    Francis Bacon (1560–1626)

    The best interpreter of the law is custom.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)