best_effort_parser 0.2.8

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best_effort_parser #

Author: Jack Warren

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Provides assistance with parsing arbitrary, unstructured user input into output types of your choice.

Name Parsing #


Provides parsing of names by categorizing different parts:

  • family: A person's last name(s)
  • given: A person's first and middle name(s)
  • dropping particle: particle(s) before the person's last name that are ignored if only the last name is shown
  • non-dropping particle: particles(s) before the person's last name that are not ignored if only the last name is shown
  • suffix: abbreviations after a person's last name

Features handling of a wide range of formats: beyond just "<first> <last>" and "<last>, <first>", particles and suffixes are parsed from any reasonably correct position a user may place them.

Example: #


import 'package:best_effort_parser/name.dart';

void main(List<String> arguments) {
  print(NameParser.basic().parse(arguments.join(' ')).diagnosticString());


λ  dart .\name_example.dart 'Jack Warren'
[Given]: Jack [Family]: Warren

λ  dart .\name_example.dart 'La Fontaine, Jean de'
[Given]: Jean [Dropping Particle]: de [Non-dropping Particle]: La [Family]: Fontaine

λ  dart .\name_example.dart 'Gates, Bill III'
[Given]: Bill [Family]: Gates [Suffix]: III

λ  dart .\name_example.dart 'Willem de Kooning'
[Given]: Willem [Dropping Particle]: de [Family]: Kooning

Customization of both parsing and output type is available.

Feature requests and bugs #

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.

0.2.8 #

  • Make the deployment script executable

0.2.7 #

  • Manual Travis deployment because "deploy:" doesn't appear to work

0.2.6 #

  • Skip cleanup

0.2.5 #

  • Yet more Travis fixes

0.2.4 #

  • More Travis fixes

0.2.3 #

  • Configure deployment script

0.2.2 #

  • Configure Travis and Coveralls

0.2.1 #

  • Updated
  • Name parsing example (name_example.dart)

0.2.0 #

  • Name parsing with documentation, testing, and diagnostics

0.1.0 #

  • Name parsing functional
    • TODO: better documentation, testing, diagnostics

0.0.1 #

  • Add project configuration files
  • Initial version, created by Stagehand

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  best_effort_parser: ^0.2.8

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

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$ flutter pub get

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3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:best_effort_parser/name.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Jun 13, 2020, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.8.4
  • pana: 0.13.9+1

Health suggestions

Fix lib/name.dart. (-5.36 points)

Analysis of lib/name.dart reported 11 hints, including:

line 122 col 7: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 132 col 7: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 133 col 9: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 135 col 9: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

line 151 col 11: DO use curly braces for all flow control structures.

Format lib/src/name/parsed_name.dart.

Run dartfmt to format lib/src/name/parsed_name.dart.

Maintenance issues and suggestions

Fix analysis_options.yaml.

The analyzer can't parse analysis_options.yaml.

Package is getting outdated. (-8.77 points)

The package was last published 56 weeks ago.

Maintain an example.

None of the files in the package's example/ directory matches known example patterns.

Common filename patterns include main.dart, example.dart, and best_effort_parser.dart. Packages with multiple examples should provide example/

For more information see the pub package layout conventions.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.2.2 <3.0.0
Dev dependencies
pedantic ^1.0.0
test ^1.0.0
test_coverage ^0.2.0