[Haskell-cafe] Looking for simple C statements parser for Parsec, MegaParsec or Happy

Andrew Butterfield Andrew.Butterfield at scss.tcd.ie
Wed Jun 20 15:23:27 UTC 2018

Hi Bulat,
 will the c-language package do ? Its parser seems to be based on Happy?

http://hackage.haskell.org/package/language-c-0.8.1/docs/Language-C-Parser.html <http://hackage.haskell.org/package/language-c-0.8.1/docs/Language-C-Parser.html>

Regards, Andrew

> On 20 Jun 2018, at 16:09, Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I  develop  a preprocessor transpiling subset of C statements into gcc
> _asm statements. For this project, I will be happy to reuse existing C
> statements parser written with any popular Haskell technology, or just
> start  with  some  simple  C  subset parser  in order to avoid redoing
> existing work.
> Unfortunately,  so far I found grammars just for everything but C. And
> while  I  can  start  with  Parsec grammars for Java/Go, it seems that
> MegaParsec now is better choice?
> I  can  quickly  develop  grammar for small C subset, but ready-to-use
> grammar  for  larger  C  subset  will  allow me to completely skip the
> development  of  C statement parser and focus on the meat of project -
> asm code generation.   
> Eventually,  it may turn into LLVM pass transpiling parts of C++ code,
> but  for  quick  prototype, I prefer Haskell, especially if I can find
> ready-to-use parser.
> PS:   It  was  the  first  time  I ever asked at SO, but it turned out
> to be offtopic there:
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50949118/simple-c-grammar-for-haskell-parsec-megaparsec-or-happy 
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Bulat                          mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com
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