Below are some of the features
that are provided by Parser Generator:
The Windows Interactive
Development Environment (IDE). Features include:
- Project management
facility. Includes the ability to add and remove files from a
project, and set tool build options.
- Project rebuild mechanism,
including Output window and error mapping to source files.
- A ParserWizard that can
generate initial skeleton YACC and Lex files. Particularly handy for
creating multiple model C and C++ and Java parsers and lexical
- A LibBuilder utility which
can easily build the YACC and Lex libraries for you.
- Multibyte Character Set
- Full editor including YACC,
Lex, C/C++ and Java syntax colouring.
AYACC and ALex
The Parser Generator versions
of YACC and Lex. Features include:
- Generate C, C++ and Java
parsers and lexical analysers.
both Unicode and Multibyte Character Set (MBCS) parsers and lexical
analysers. Note that you can only generate
Java Unicode parsers and lexical analysers - the language does not
- Generate both fast and
compact parsers and lexical analysers.
- Generate single model,
multiple model and multiple instance model C parsers and lexical
analysers, depending upon your needs.
- Each C++ and Java parser
and lexical analyser that is generated is a new derived class to
which you can add your own member functions (methods) and variables.
- You can generate multiple,
thread safe, instances of parsers and lexical analysers in your
application. Note that for C parsers and lexical analysers you will
need to use the multiple instance model.
- Multibyte Character Set
can generate LALR(1), CLR(1) and SLR(1) parsers. In particular,
table compression is such that CLR(1) parsers are not overly large.
- Parsers can now perform
clean up during error recovery. When a symbol is popped off of the
stack, or a lookahead token discarded, an action can be called. This
is useful if, for instance, you are building a node tree.
- ALex can deal successfully
with the '\0' character.
for integration into the Visual C++ development environment. In
particular, the error messages generated by the two tools are
compatible with those recognised by Visual C++, which means that
error mapping from the Output window to the relevant YACC or Lex
source file can take place.
The YACC and Lex libraries.
- Hold most of the table
driving code. You can refine, alter, or generally do whatever you
want to the library to suit your particular needs.
- Built as static link
libraries and DLL's, depending upon your needs.
- Refined I/O routines which
make it easy to bolt parsers and lexical analysers together in
whatever configuration you wish.
- Direct support provided for
Microsoft Visual C++, Borland C++Builder and Borland C++. Parser
Generator comes with a pre-build set of YACC and Lex libraries for
Microsoft Visual C++ version 6.0. You can use the LibBuilder
utility, supplied with Parser Generator, to easily build the
libraries for the other compilers.
- Full source available for
compilation with other compilers and on other platforms.