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TireSwing
    by Nathan Witmer
    http://github.com/aniero/tire_swing

== DESCRIPTION:

Simple node and visitor definitions for Treetop grammars.

== FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

* Simple node definition syntax for defining an AST
* Simple visitor definition to walk an AST

== SYNOPSIS:

Given a treetop grammar:

  grammar SimpleAssignment
    rule assignment
      lhs:variable space* "=" space* rhs:variable <node(:assignment)>
    end
    rule variable
      [a-z]+ <node(:variable)>
    end
    rule space
      [ ]+
    end
  end

You can use TireSwing to define nodes for the grammar:

  module SimpleAssignment
    include TireSwing::NodeDefinition

    node :assignment, :lhs, :rhs
    node :variable, :value => :text_value
  end

And use TireSwing to extend the Treetop-provided parser with a helper method or two:

  TireSwing.parses_grammar(SimpleAssignment)

When you parse the grammar using the helper, it will return an AST using the nodes you defined, auto-building everything
for you:

  ast = SimpleAssignment.ast("foo = bar")

  ast.class #=> SimpleAssignment::Assignment
  ast.lhs.class #=> SimpleAssignment::Variable
  ast.lhs.value #=> "foo"

You can also define visitors for an AST:

  module SimpleAssignment
    include TireSwing::VisitorDefinition

    visitor :hash_visitor do
      visits Assignment do |a|
        hash = {}
        hash[ visit(lhs) ] = visit(rhs)
        hash
      end
      visits Variable do |v|
        v.value
      end
    end
  end

  SimpleAssignment::HashVisitor.visit(ast) #=> {"foo" => "bar"}

  See examples/simple_assignment.rb for the full code.

== REQUIREMENTS:

* treetop
* attributes
* active_support

== INSTALL:

* sudo gem install aniero-tire_swing -s http://gems.github.com

== LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2008 Nathan Witmer

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
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