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* [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/parsec Parsec] on Stack Overflow

Revision as of 21:48, 2 February 2011


Contents

1 Introduction

Parsec is an industrial strength, monadic parser combinator library for Haskell. It can parse context-sensitive, infinite look-ahead grammars but it performs best on predictive (LL[1]) grammars.

The latest stable release with Haddock documentation is available on Hackage and development versions are available via the darcs repository.


2 Usage

Parsec lets you construct parsers by combining higher-order Combinators to create larger expressions. Combinator parsers are written and used within the same programming language as the rest of the program. The parsers are first-class citizens of the language , unlike Happy parsers, which must be generated via a preprocessor.

An example for parsing a simple grammar of expressions can be found here.

Much more documentation can be found on the parsec website.

This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.


3 Examples


See also the list of reversed dependencies for Parsec.

4 Parsec clones in other languages

Interesting non-Parsec parser combinator libraries:


5 Links

5.1 Docs

5.2 Blog articles

5.3 Other