[Haskell-cafe] Parsing problem

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Thu Jun 26 18:16:23 EDT 2008

Am Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008 23:22 schrieb Eric:
> Daniel Fischer wrote:
> > Can't be exactly that, though because then removing sat (== Reserved ")")
> > shouldn't help.
> > Anyway, I need at least the failure message, better the complete code, to
> > diagnose.
> I've attached the complete code.
> E.
Thanks, though a plaintext file would've been better.
It's pretty much what I came up with myself, the odd thing is that I can't 
reproduce your behaviour, whether sat (== Reserved ")") is present or not 
doesn't make a difference. Which version of GHC and parsec are you using? (I 
tried with 6.8.3 & parsec-, 6.8.2 & parsec- and 6.6.1 & 
parsec-2.0, all give the same results, 
*Eric2> parseall . scanall $ "(_ineg_ 0)"
*** Exception: (line 1, column 1):unknown parse error
with or without the second sat).

However, the problem is indeed that upon failure (sat p) returns a Consumed 
value (and removes the token from the input), make it

sat p = try $ do
    (t,pos) <- item
    if p t then return (t,pos) else pzero

and you're all set (you don't need the try's in atom, then).


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