letterbomb = L = lexiphage

lexer /lek'sr/ n.

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 =-."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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