Re: how exactly is INCLUDERC handled?
LuKreme <kremels <at> kreme.com>
2011-01-15 00:33:52 GMT
On Jan 14, 2011, at 11:06 AM, Bart Schaefer <barton.schaefer <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Obviously it's parsed and "executed," otherwise there would be no
> syntax rules and nothing would ever happen.
I would not call that executed. The file is read, line by line, and each line is interpreted. To me, executed
implies a binary file or a executable script that can run "on its own" Parsing means preloading the file
and, well, parsing it.
> The execution is by
> interpreter, not direct machine instructions, but it does execute.
The interpreter executes and interprets the file. However, this is just semantics.
> The point, however, is that unlike (say) perl, the entire file is not
> compiled before interpretation begins.
Or even preloaded and parsed like a perl script can be, or php, python, &c
All I was trying to make clear is that a procmailrc is just read line-by-line until delivery or EOF