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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
Common hacker shorthand for lexical analyzer, the input-tokenizing stage in
the parser for a language (the part that breaks it into word-like pieces).
?Some C lexers get confused by the old-style compound ops like =-.?
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
(Or "scanner") The initial input stage of a
language processor (e.g. a compiler), the part that performs
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