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Gazelle: a system for building fast, reusable parsers <http://www.reverberate.org/gazelle/> PRELIMINARY WARNING =================== This is experimental, immature software. A few things work, but a lot of things don't. And everything is subject to change: the APIs, the grammar language, everything. Still with me? Great. :) BUILDING ======== You need to have Lua installed to do anything interesting. The C runtime doesn't need Lua, but without Lua you can't compile any grammars. Gazelle should build out-of-the-box on UNIX-like systems if Lua 5.1 is installed. Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X are tested. Just type make: $ make To build the documentation, you need to have asciidoc installed, as well as graphviz if you want to see the graphics. $ make doc Alternatively you can just read the manual on the Gazelle website. ROADMAP OF THE SOURCE ===================== compiler/ what parses the grammar, turns it into state machines, and dumps into bytcode compiler/bootstrap compiler code that will not be needed once Gazelle is self-hosting lang_ext/ wrappers around the C runtime, for high-level languages (currently only Lua) runtime/ the tiny, fast, small-memory-footprint C runtime that actually does the parsing sketches/ code that is either half-written or for debugging-only tests/ unit tests (not very many at the moment) utilities/ command-line utilities for doing useful things CONTACT ======= For questions, comments, etc. please post to the gazelle-users group. I read and respond to posts on this list. http://groups.google.com/group/gazelle-users If you need to contact me directly, I am: Joshua Haberman <email@example.com>