ANN: IronText Parsing Library for .Net

Bogdan Kushnir <>
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:00:58 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Bogdan Kushnir <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:00:58 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: tools, available, parse
Posted-Date: 13 Sep 2013 10:04:32 EDT

Hello everyone,

IronText is a DSL and Programming Language implementation library for .Net with
a remarkably low learning/maintenance threshold and at the same time powerful
enough to parse any context-free language.


Source, Samples and Documentation:

NuGet Package:

Current Version
--------------- (1.0 beta)


- Syntax and lexical rules are described entirely using .Net type system with
    custom attributes

- Supports any context-free language including languages defined by ambiguous grammars

- Supports vocabularies of lexical and syntax rules which can be reused in
    different languages

- Generic methods can be used as a 'template rules'

- Allows defining language abstraction using interfaces and abstract classes
    which can have multiple implementations for different parsing tasks.

- Language can be inherited from another without access to a source code of the
    base language.

- Language can be nested within other language with compatible lexical

- Built-in error handling

- Built-in line, column counting

- Scanner supports *modes* to handle complex lexical elements like nested

Technical Details

Parser: LALR1, RNGLR.
Scanner: DFA compiled to a RE2C-like .net code.

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