Jison can be installed for Node using
npm install jison -g
Usage from the command line
Clone the github repository for examples:
git clone git://github.com/zaach/jison.git cd jison/examples
Now you're ready to generate some parsers:
This will generate
calculator.js in your current working directory. This file can be used to parse an input file, like so:
echo "2^32 / 1024" > testcalc node calculator.js testcalc
This will print out
Full cli option list:
Usage: jison [file] [lexfile] [options] file file containing a grammar lexfile file containing a lexical grammar Options: -j, --json force jison to expect a grammar in JSON format -o FILE, --outfile FILE Filename and base module name of the generated parser -t, --debug Debug mode -m TYPE, --module-type TYPE The type of module to generate (commonjs, amd, js) -p TYPE, --parser-type TYPE The type of algorithm to use for the parser (lr0, slr, lalr, lr) -V, --version print version and exit
Usage from a CommonJS module
// mygenerator.jsvar Parser = Parser;// a grammar in JSONvar grammar ="lex":"rules":"\\s+" "/* skip whitespace */""[a-f0-9]+" "return 'HEX';""bnf":"hex_strings" : "hex_strings HEX""HEX";// `grammar` can also be a string that uses jison's grammar formatvar parser = grammar;// generate source, ready to be written to diskvar parserSource = parser;// you can also use the parser directly from memory// returns trueparser;// throws lexical errorparser;
For more information on creating grammars and using the generated parsers, read the documentation.
How to contribute
See CONTRIBUTING.md for contribution guidelines, how to run the tests, etc.
Projects using Jison
View them on the wiki, or add your own.
Special thanks to Jarred Ligatti, Manuel E. Bermúdez
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