[Haskell-cafe] Two questions regarding Alex/Parsec
Niels Aan de Brugh
nielsadb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:17:09 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 10:46 -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> > One of the reasons I started worked on a MediaWikiParser was because I
> > wanted to use the Haskell language and some of its tools rather than just
> > read about them. I'm not really interested in making a clone of something
> > that already exists just for the sake of ideology (although personally
> > I'm much more fond of BSD-style licenses than of GPL).
> Personally, I'd find a MediaWiki parser/pretty printer quite useful!
Oh yes, don't yet me wrong, this isn't just a study project for me; I
really want to have a working parser. I'm just saying that if there was
such a parser for Haskell already under the GPL I wouldn't be bothered
rewriting it just so I could license it under MIT/BSD.
> > On a side note: are there any lexer/parser generators out there I should
> > be aware of? As mentioned in my original post I've tried using Happy, but
> > I was unable to understand its very concise error message 'parE'.
> > It would be really nice to have a tool that generates an AST automatically
> > (e.g. something like ANTLR).
> There's lots, but probably Alex (lexer) and Happy (parser) or Parsec are
> the most widely used.
Okay, in that case I'll stick to Alex + Parsec, it's quite comfortable
By the way, does anyone know the answer to my original question?
Especially the first one (Alex' AlexPosn vs. Parsec's SourcePos) is
worrying me somewhat.
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