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Gherkin parser, written in php5.3 for Behat project

Behat Gherkin Parser

This is the php Gherkin parser for Behat. It comes bundled with more than 40 native languages (see i18n.php) support & clean architecture.

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Usage Example


$keywords = new Behat\Gherkin\Keywords\ArrayKeywords(array(
    'en' => array(
        'feature'          => 'Feature',
        'background'       => 'Background',
        'scenario'         => 'Scenario',
        'scenario_outline' => 'Scenario Outline|Scenario Template',
        'examples'         => 'Examples|Scenarios',
        'given'            => 'Given',
        'when'             => 'When',
        'then'             => 'Then',
        'and'              => 'And',
        'but'              => 'But'
    'en-pirate' => array(
        'feature'          => 'Ahoy matey!',
        'background'       => 'Yo-ho-ho',
        'scenario'         => 'Heave to',
        'scenario_outline' => 'Shiver me timbers',
        'examples'         => 'Dead men tell no tales',
        'given'            => 'Gangway!',
        'when'             => 'Blimey!',
        'then'             => 'Let go and haul',
        'and'              => 'Aye',
        'but'              => 'Avast!'
$lexer  = new Behat\Gherkin\Lexer($keywords);
$parser = new Behat\Gherkin\Parser($lexer);

$feature = $parser->parse(file_get_contents('some.feature'));

Installing Dependencies

$> curl | php
$> php composer.phar update


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