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marpa

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Marpa is a parsing algorithm.
From the official Marpa website:

Marpa is fast. It parses in linear time:

  • all the grammar classes that recursive descent parses;
  • the grammar class that the yacc family parses;
  • in fact, any unambiguous grammars, with a couple of exceptions that are not likely to be an issue in practice (see quibbles); and
  • all ambiguous grammars that are unions of a finite set of any of the above grammars.

(emphasis added)

Installation

Add this to your application's shard.yml:

dependencies:
  marpa:
    github: omarroth/marpa

Usage

require "marpa"

parser = Marpa::Parser.new

grammar = <<-'END_BNF'
# Grammar from https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/Marpa-R2/pod/Semantics.pod
:start ::= Expression
Expression ::= Number
  | '(' Expression ')'
 || Expression '**' Expression
 || Expression '*' Expression
  | Expression '/' Expression
 || Expression '+' Expression
  | Expression '-' Expression

Number ~ [\d]+

:discard ~ whitespace
whitespace ~ [\s]+
END_BNF

input = "3 + 5 * 10"

pp parser.parse(input, grammar) # => [["3"], "+", [["5"], "*", ["10"]]]

See examples/ for a more thorough demonstration of this interface's capabilities, including a JSON parser.

Features

  • Support for PCREs in lexing (see examples/json/ for example).
  • Speed guarantees of the original Marpa algorithm (see above).
  • Supports ambiguous and null rules.

Limitations

  • Does not currently allow user to access all parses of ambiguous input.
  • Several other important features of the SLIF interface, on which this one is based.

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/omarroth/marpa/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Contributors

  • omarroth Omar Roth - creator, maintainer

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A Crystal interface to the Marpa library.

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