|Parsing C#-like generics firstname.lastname@example.org (Harold Aptroot) (2011-07-11)|
|Re: Parsing C#-like generics DrDiettrich1@aol.com (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2011-07-12)|
|Re: Parsing C#-like generics email@example.com (BGB) (2011-07-12)|
|Re: Parsing C#-like generics firstname.lastname@example.org (Ben L. Titzer) (2011-07-13)|
|Re: Parsing C#-like generics email@example.com (BGB) (2011-07-14)|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:39:25 -0700|
|Posted-Date:||12 Jul 2011 20:05:28 EDT|
On 7/11/2011 11:22 AM, Harold Aptroot wrote:
> I'm having some trouble parsing generics when mixed with comparisons. The
> way I try to do it, there is an ambiguity between LessThan and a "list of
> types between angle brackets".
> Can this be done with an LALR parser at all? If so, how?
don't know about LALR, but in general, the solution I would think would
be to require each '<' to have a matching '>' and exclude expressions
which contain comparisons.
say, we have the construction (informal BNF-like syntax here):
sharplist = '<' sharpargs '>'
sharpargs = sharparg [ ',' sharpargs]
generic = qname sharplist
generic could then be used wherever a generic is needed, possibly nearer
the top of the expression tower (higher precedence), or it could only be
placed in contexts where a type-name is expected (this depends some on
language, such as whether or not expressions and type-expressions are
now, what about sharparg?
it is an expression type that presumably excludes comparrisons:
sharparg = expr_addsub //+,- and above
this way, since we only have the top end of the precedence tower, the
'<' and '>' operators are excluded, and thus will not be eaten by the
so, an expression like:
will parse as: T<x,y> followed by x.
should probably work I think, and wont (usually) give an unintended parsing.
except when someone types:
and wonders why they get a syntax error... ("parse error before 'z'.",
next issue though is how to address things like:
where a naive tokenizer will parse '>>' as a single token rather than
'>' followed by '>'.
in my parsers, it is less of an issue since I use recursive descent and
tokenize inline, hence I can cheat it, but with a more generic lexer one
might have to, say, treat '>>' itself as a special case.
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