Talk:command-line interpreter

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Something that interprets a command line. Anything further is an encyclopaedic red herring. Equinox 20:19, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

It's not something that interprets "the text prompt presented to the user in a command line interface". Either command line needs a new definition, or your statement is wrong.--Prosfilaes 00:37, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
The former, I suppose. The command line can be the text a user types at the prompt. Equinox 00:45, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
Could it be that the multiple meanings of interpreter make it difficult to parse as sum-of-parts? See, for example, parts interpreter. ---> Tooironic 07:41, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Not here. I'm not sure how to define it, command line or command line interface (and I'm definitely uncomfortable with the definition for the last), but interpreter in this context is obviously the definition tagged computing.--Prosfilaes 22:01, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Not sure. The command line interpreter is interactive, which the definition at interpreter does not clarify. Apparently it's also called a command-line processor. DAVilla 06:54, 11 December 2010 (UTC)


kept, no consensus -- Liliana 15:47, 22 November 2011 (UTC)