[Pharo-project] Initial PetitC parser
elpochodelagente at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 18:44:12 CEST 2011
On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:05 AM, Ricardo Moran <richi.moran at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 12:37 AM, Javier Pimás <elpochodelagente at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I took some time to start developing a C parser with PetitParser. I
>> used the slides of the smalltalk school, they were pretty useful, and after
>> some hours I have a very basic tokens scanner. The idea of this work is to
>> be able to feed the parser with C headers and automagically get the C
>> bindings done in smalltalk.
> Hi Javier,
> That's a great project and I'm highly interested in it. I'm not experienced
> in PetitParser so I won't be a lot of help, but I'll give it a try.
>> Now I have to actually start doing something with the scanned code. How
>> should I do that, all in the same class? What if I want to generate bindings
>> for different kinds of FFIs? Other question, how should I handle
>> preprocessing? (now there isn't any kind of preprocessing)
> Maybe you already thought of this but what if you make your parser build
> some simple C AST and then you make specific visitors for each kind of FFI?
I didn't think of it because I never did a parser before and have no
experience with PP. Is it the clean way to do it? How is that implented?
maybe have for each expression in the bnf a class that represents it, and
make PP create the instances?
>> You can see the code, download it and commit improvements to the repo at
>> Anybody who is interested is welcomed to help in the development!
>> Javier Pimás
>> Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
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