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EverParse is a framework for generating verified secure parsers from DSL format specification languages. It consists of LowParse, a verified combinator library (in src/lowparse), and QuackyDucky, an untrusted message format specification language compiler.

For more information, you can read:


We publish binary packages for EverParse as GitHub releases:

Build from source

Full build instructions, including how to install dependencies, are available at, or equivalently in doc/build.rst in this repository.

Container Images

Instead of downloading or building EverParse, if you are in a hurry, consider using a containerized build instead, via a Docker image for Everest.

Indeed, EverParse is part of Project Everest. Everest CI maintains up-to-date Docker Images on Docker Hub for Linux. Those Docker images include a fully built and tested EverParse in the quackyducky subdirectory.

Using QuackyDucky

Example format description files

Complete TLS 1.3 message format of miTLS

Bitcoin blocks and transactions




./bin/qd.exe -help