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10.3 Expressions

This is a configureable expression parser that can be used for prolog parsing as well as parsing C and C++ expressions. To note is that the data is functionally updated and hence one can store the state at will and later reinstate the parser. The parser ideom is a direct translation of the commonly described prolog parser written in prolog to guile-log. It is then extended to allow ternial operators like ? in c as well. To use it load the module (logic guile-log parsing operator-parser)

10.3.1 Api

(make-opdata), initiates a datastructure to containe needed operator data. The result is a fluid pointing to a functional datastructure.

(add-operator data type name level lf), This will add operator data to the opdata fluid data. type is the type of operator e.g. any of xf,yf,fx,fy,xfx,xfy,yfx, as of the standard meaning of these operators in prolog. name is a string or symbol representing the name of the operator and level is the anti binding strength of the operator e.g. higher value bind less. lf is a parser function that represents possible values to the right of the op-symbol matched, typically this will be tok-ws, but also for e.g. ? it can be a parser function matching the middle part of in this operayor which ends with :.

(rem-operator data type name), removes from the opdata fluid data, the slot represented by the type type and the operator name name.

(mk-operator-expression atom rest-atom data), will return a parser meta function representing the operator configuration in data, with atom parser function atom and a secondary choised atom if that fails in rest-atom. The returned meta parser function, say ff is typically turned into a parser function for the expression through:

(ff high-level), with high-level, the highes level found in the table.

The generator parser f can then be used to match an expression and outpits a syntactic tree with nodes according to e.g.

(parse ``1 + -2'' f)


(('xfy ``+'' _ _) (#:number 1) (('yf ``-'' _ _) (#:number 2) 4 0) 2 0)

That is a binary oparator is of the form,

((type operator-name level _) term-left term-right column line)

And a unary operator is matched by

((type operator-name level _) term column line).

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