[Haskell-cafe] parsec manyTill documentation question

Peter Schmitz ps.haskell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 17:38:47 EDT 2010

Thanks much for the pointer to the examples in the sources; found them.
(Its nice to learn from the coding style used by the authors.)
-- Peter

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:34 AM, Stephen Tetley
<stephen.tetley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 September 2010 05:30, Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I thought the parsec source included some example parsers for simple
>> languages?  In any case, there is lots of material floating around,
>> [Snip]
> The best documentation is Daan Leijen's original manual, plus the
> original source distribution which has example parsers for Henk, Tiger
> and Mondrain.
> Both are available from here - the original poster was working with
> the HTML version of the manual - there is also a PDF version:
> http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/parsec.html
> It would be nice if the Hackage package added the examples back into
> the distribution.
> The parser in the Scheme in 48 hours tutorial isn't a great example of
> Parsec as it doesn't use the Token module. Not using the Token module
> means the Scheme parser does hacky things such as parseNumber which
> uses /read/ - this is double work, Parsec already handles numbers, it
> doesn't need to call out to another parser (Haskell's builtin read).
> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Write_Yourself_a_Scheme_in_48_Hours/Parsing
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