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<!after <token>> (mis)matching backwards #1659

ronaldxs opened this issue Mar 27, 2018 · 0 comments

<!after <token>> (mis)matching backwards #1659

ronaldxs opened this issue Mar 27, 2018 · 0 comments


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@ronaldxs ronaldxs commented Mar 27, 2018

The Problem

<!after > on a token is matching backwards

Discussed on #perl6 March 27

Steps to Reproduce

#use Grammar::Tracer;

grammar g {
    token keywords { 'or' }

    token BASEIDENT {\w+<!after <keywords>>}
    token BASEIDENT_SIMPLER {\w+<!after 'or'>}

    token TOP { <BASEIDENT> }

say so g.parse('a');
say so g.parse('ro'); # this should match - looks wrong
say so g.parse('ro', :rule<BASEIDENT>); # same as above as expected
say so g.parse('ro', :rule<BASEIDENT_SIMPLER>); # different from above

my token keywordz {
say so "a" ~~ /\w+<!after <keywordz>>/;
say so "ro" ~~ /\w+<!after <keywordz>>/;

# Grammar::Tracer shows ro matching or
# |  |  keywords
# |  |  * MATCH "or"
# |  * FAIL
# * FAIL


  • Operating system: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
  • Compiler version (perl6 -v): Rakudo version 2018.03 built on MoarVM version 2018.03

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