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    ok-blockparser

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    ok-blockparser

    ok-blockparser is a parser implemented with javascript. It parses text blocks surrounded by special opening and closing characters. The parser passes the parsed text blocks to a special handler object that is designed to assemble the text blocks as desired. Default handler object assembles the blocks into a multi-dimensional array. Parser's opening and closing characters can be one or more characters long.

    Installation

    npm install ok-blockparser

    Usage

    const Parser = require( "ok-blockparser" );
    const parser = new Parser();
    parser.parse(
    	(error)=>{ console.log(error);},
    	(result)=>{ console.log(result);},
    	text
    );
    

    Reference

    Initialization

    const Parser = require( "ok-blockparser" );
    const parser = new Parser(options);
    

    Options

    At the initalization of the parser can be passed a following object.

    {
    	blockBegin: string,
    	blockEnd: string,
    	ignoreQuotes: boolean,
    	ignoreUnclosedStringErrors: boolean,
    	trimContent: boolean
    }
    

    Descriptions for the option object's parameters are the same as the parser properties with the same name.

    Properties

    Before the parsing

    Following properties can be set as option object parameters or get/set as parser object's properties.

    • blockBegin string - Block opening character or character combination. Default value is "<:".

    • blockEnd string - Block closing character or character combination. Default value is ":>".

    • ignoreQuotes boolean - A boolean value that indicates whether the parser should take note of the double/single quotes and backtick characters. Default value is false.

    • ignoreUnclosedStringErrors boolean - A boolean value that indicates whether the parser should interrupt the parsing when the string literal surrounded by double/single quote is unclosed ie. the new line character is encountered before the closing quote. This property value is meaninful only if the ignoreQuotes is set false.

    • trimContent boolean - A boolean value that indicates whether the contents of the blocks should be trimmed before it is passed to the handler. Default value is true.

    During the parsing

    Following properties are usefull for the handler object within the parsing operation.

    • backTickOn number - A boolean value indicating whether the parser is just parsing the string literal surrounded by backtics.

    • blockBeginRow number - The row number of the current block's opening character(s).

    • doubleQuoteOn boolean - A boolean value indicating whether the parser is just parsing the string literal surrounded by double quotes.

    • handler object - Handler object for assembling parsed text blocks.

    • level number - A numeric value that indicates the level of the current block in the block hierarchy.

    • offset number - A numeric value that indicates the index of the current character of the text to be parsed.

    • row number - A numeric value that indicates the current row of the parsed text.

    • singleQuoteOn boolean - A boolean value indicating whether the parser is just parsing the string literal surrounded by single quotes.

    Methods

    • parse( onError, onSuccess, source ) - Starts parsing operation.
      • onError function(error) - Called in the case of error. Possible error messages are:

        • E_UNCLOSEDSINGLEQUOTE (row: row_number)
        • E_UNCLOSEDDOUBLEQUOTE (row: row_number)
        • E_UNCLOSEDBACKTICK (row: row_number)
        • E_TOOMENYBLOCKENDS
        • E_UNCLOSEDBLOCK
      • onSuccess function(result) - Called when the parsing is successfully finished. Parameter result contains the contents of the handler object's result property. For the default handler this, value is array.

    Handler object

    In order to work ok-blockparser needs the handler object to assemble the parsed text blocks as desired. The default handler converts the parsed text into an array.

    Properties and methods

    First, the handler object assigned to the handler property of the parser should have a method called handle. The prototype of the method is as follows:

    handle( content, mode )

    • content string - Contains parsed text. The passed sting may be trimmed according the value of parser's trimContent property. See the description of the mode parameter for more information
    • mode number - May be one of the folliwing values:
      • 1 - The parser is just detected the opening character(s) of the next text block. Here the content contains the text after the previous block's closing character(s) and before the next one's opening character(s).
      • -1 - The parser is just detected the closing character(s) of current text block. Here the content contains the text before this closing mark and after the possible inner block's closing character(s) or in case there exist any inner blocks, the whole text content of the block.
      • 0 - The parser is just reached the end of the text. Here the content contains the text after the closing character(s) of the last block.

    Secondly, the handler should have the parameter (or getter/setter) called result. It should contain (or return in case of getter) the assembled value, which is in turn is passed as the parameter of the parse method's onSuccess function when the parsing is successfully completed.

    Default handler also contains the parser property, which provides access to the parser object.

    BlockArrifier - the class of the default handler object

    class BlockArrifier {
    	constructor(parser) {
    		this.resultStack = [[]];
    		this.parser = parser;
    	}
       
    	get result() {
    		return this.resultStack[this.resultStack.length-1];
    	}
       
    	handle( content, mode = 0 ) {
    		content && this.result.push(content);
    		this._changeLevel(mode);
    	}
       
    	_changeLevel(mode) {
    		if (mode > 0) { // at block begin
    			this.result.push([]);
    			this.resultStack.push( this.result[this.result.length-1] );
    		}
    		else if (mode < 0) { // at block end
    			this.resultStack.pop();
    		}
    	}
    }
    

    Replacing the default handler

    In order to replace the default handler with your own handler, set the new handler as a value of the parser's handler property.

    const Parser = require( "ok-blockparser" );
     
    class MyHandler {
    	constructor(parser) {
    		this.result = {};
    		this.parser = parser;
    	}
    	handle( content, mode = 0 ) {
    		// handle the current block content
    		// and add it to the result way you like
    	}
    }
       	
    const parser = new Parser();
    parser.handler = new MyHandler(parser);
     
    parser.parse((error)=>{ console.log(error);}, (result)=>{
    	console.log(require("util").inspect( result, {depth: 10 }));
    }, fs.readFileSync( "example.txt" ).toString() );
    

    Example

    const fs = require( "fs" );
    const Parser = require( "ok-blockparser" );
     
    const parser = new Parser({ 
    	blockBegin: "<:",
    	blockEnd: ":>",
    	trimContent: true,
    	ignoreQuotes: true, 
    	ignoreUnclosedStringErrors: true
    });
       
    parser.parse((error)=>{ console.log(error);}, (result)=>{
    	console.log(require("util").inspect( result, {depth: 10 }));
    }, fs.readFileSync( "example.wgs" ).toString() );
    

    Install

    npm i ok-blockparser

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    Version

    1.0.1

    License

    MIT

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    30 kB

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