parsers 1.0.0

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Parser Combinators for Dart #

Check out the user guide (work in progress) and the API reference.

Quick Start #

import 'package:parsers/parsers.dart';
import 'dart:math';

// grammar

final number = digit.many1       ^ digits2int
             | string('none')    ^ none
             | string('answer')  ^ answer;

final comma = char(',') < spaces;

final numbers = number.sepBy(comma) < eof;

// actions

digits2int(digits) => parseInt(Strings.concatAll(digits));
none(_) => null;
answer(_) => 42;

// parsing

main() {
  print(numbers.parse('0,1, none, 3,answer'));
  // [0, 1, null, 3, 42]

  print(numbers.parse('0,1, boom, 3,answer'));
  // line 1, character 6: expected digit, 'none' or 'answer', got 'b'.

See the example directory for advanced usage.

About #

This library is heavily inspired by Parsec, but differs on some points. In particular, the | operator has a sane backtracking semantics, as in Polyparse. As a consequence it is slower but also easier to use. I've also introduced some syntax for transforming parsing results that doesn't require any knowledge of monads or applicative functors and features uncurried functions, which are nicer-looking than curried ones in Dart.

Parsers Changelog #

1.0.0 #

  • Make strong mode and dart 2 compatible.
  • Introduce non-infix generic methods for all the infix operators.

0.14.5 #

  • Lazy computation of the error messages (PR #18).

0.14.4 #

  • Support setting the value of a tabstop in position calculation (PR #16).

0.14.3 #

  • Move to tests/ to adhere to's conventions.

0.14.2 #

  • Fix type annotation leading to failure in checked mode

0.14.1 #

  • Added
  • Fix type annotation leading to failure in checked mode

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

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

  parsers: ^1.0.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:parsers/parsers.dart';
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