[Haskell-cafe] Parsing words with parsec
paolo.veronelli at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 23:40:24 EDT 2007
I had a bad time trying to parse the words of a text.
I suspect I miss some parsec knowledge.
In the end it seems working, though I haven't tested much and this example
contains the main features I was looking.
*Main> parseTest (parseLine eof) "paolo at gmail sara,mimmo! 9ab a9b ab9 cd\n"
["paolo at gmail","sara","mimmo","cd"]
manyTillT body terminator joiner = liftM2 joiner (manyTill body (lookAhead
wordChar = letter <|> oneOf "_@" <?> "a valid word character"
nonSeparator = wordChar <|> digit
wordEnd = do
x <- wordChar
word = manyTillT wordChar (try wordEnd) (\b t -> b ++ [t]) <?> "a word"
wordStart = do
(try nonSeparator >> unexpected "non separator") <|> anyChar
nextWord = manyTill anyChar (try wordStart) >> (try word <|> nextWord)
parseLine end = do
f <- option  $ return `fmap` try word
r <- many $ try nextWord
manyTill anyChar end
return (f ++ r)
Any comment to simplify this code is welcome.
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