GoF Design Patterns – Interpreter Design Pattern


The Interpreter Design Pattern is used to define a language, its grammar, and syntax in an object-oriented way. It allows us to get code that looks like this:


Defined objects are then used to interpret custom-defined language in a context. This pattern is especially useful when expressing intent is more readable using natural or custom Domain-Specific Language (DSL). Interpreter Design Pattern uses classes and objects to define grammar and syntax, and optionally it can also include a parser, which allows language to be defined not only as classes and objects but as text which is then converted into classes and objects for evaluation.

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