libfsm and friends: NFA, DFA, regular expressions and lexical analysis
; re -cb -pl dot '[Ll]ibf+(sm)*' '[Ll]ibre' | dot
- See the tutorial introduction for a quick overview of the re(1) command line interface.
- Compilation phases for typical applications which compile regular expressions to code.
Lexing is the process of categorising a stream of items by their spellings. The output from this process is a stream of tokens, each of a specific lexeme category, which are most commonly input to a parser responsible for asserting the order of these tokens is valid.
lx is an attempt to produce a simple, expressive, and unobtrusive lexer generator which is good at lexing, does just lexing, is language independent, and has no other features.
- libfsm — library for manipulating FSM (NFA and DFA)
- libre — library for compiling regular expressions to NFA
- fsm(1) — command line interface for FSM
- re(1) — command line interface for executing regular expressions
- lx(1) — lexer generator
Clone with submodules (contains required .mk files):
; git clone --recursive https://github.com/katef/libfsm.git
To build and install:
; pmake -r install
You can override a few things:
; CC=clang PREFIX=$HOME pmake -r install
Building depends on:
Any BSD make. This includes OpenBSD, FreeBSD and NetBSD make(1) and sjg's portable bmake (also packaged as pmake).
A C compiler. Any should do, but GCC and clang are best supported.
ar, ld, and a bunch of other stuff you probably already have.
Fuzzing depends on the theft property-based testing library:
Tests are currently based on the libtheft 0.4.2 API.
Ideas, comments or bugs: email@example.com