[Haskell-cafe] uu-parsinglib pKeyword
ozgurakgun at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 12:49:45 EDT 2009
I am using the uu-parsinglib to parse a structured language and map
the results to some proper data structures. Thanks to Prof Doaitse
Swierstra (and other authors if any), it is fun to write a parser
using this library.
I've been sending private mails to Doaitse about my questions, who
kindly gives nice replies everytime. But this time I thought I can ask
my question to the community, and give everyone the chance to benefit
from the answers.
[After the intro, here comes my real question]
I am trying to capture the following pattern.
pKeyword_Int = ( \ _ _ _ -> "int" ) <$> pSym 'i' <*> pSym 'n' <*> pSym
pKeyword_Float = ( \ _ _ _ _ _ -> "float" ) <$> pSym 'f' <*> pSym 'l'
<*> pSym 'o' <*> pSym 'a' <*> pSym 't'
As you can see there is an obvious pattern if you try to capture a
"keyword". If there were a function called pKeyword taking a string as
an argument and producing the necessary parser, things would be easier.
What I mean is,
pKeyword_Int = pKeyword "int"
pKeyword_Float = pKeyword "float"
I tried to create this pKeyword function myself but I couldn't manage
to do it.
I can feel that, one can simply add a "<* pReturn " to the ends of
every parser and write a recursion with this base condition.
PS: Actually I'm a little bit uncomfortable since there may be such a
function in the library already :)
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