ruby_parser (RP) is a ruby parser written in pure ruby (utilizing racc–which does by default use a C extension). RP’s output is the same as ParseTree’s output: s-expressions using ruby’s arrays and base types.
As an example:
def conditional1 arg1 return 1 if arg1 == 0 return 0 end
s(:defn, :conditional1, s(:args, :arg1), s(:if, s(:call, s(:lvar, :arg1), :==, s(:lit, 0)), s(:return, s(:lit, 1)), nil), s(:return, s(:lit, 0)))
Pure ruby, no compiles.
Includes preceding comment data for defn/defs/class/module nodes!
Incredibly simple interface.
Output is 100% equivalent to ParseTree.
Can utilize PT’s SexpProcessor and UnifiedRuby for language processing.
Known Issue: Speed is now pretty good, but can always improve:
RP parses a corpus of 3702 files in 125s (avg 108 Kb/s)
MRI+PT parsed the same in 67.38s (avg 200.89 Kb/s)
Known Issue: Code is much better, but still has a long way to go.
Known Issue: Totally awesome.
Known Issue: line number values can be slightly off. Parsing LR sucks.
RubyParser.new.parse "1+1" # => s(:call, s(:lit, 1), :+, s(:lit, 1))
RubyParser.for_current_ruby.parse "1+1" # => s(:call, s(:lit, 1), :+, s(:lit, 1))
sexp_processor for Sexp and SexpProcessor classes, and testing.
racc full package for parser development (compiling .y to .rb).
sudo gem install ruby_parser
(The MIT License)
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