flex: plex?

Peter Kleiweg in.aqua.scribis at nl.invalid
Wed Aug 18 01:39:43 CEST 2004

David M. Cooke schreef:

> If you've been using Flex, you might want to check out FlexModule at
> <http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/mcguire/software/fbmodule/>
> which allows you to use Flex to generate a lexer callable from python.

I have tried it. (Had to edit the Makefile by hand, because
"make -f Makefile.pre.in boot" did not produce a valid Makefile,
but I did manage to build and run the example.)  The problem is,
the Flex file (and Yacc file) is compiled into C, and then into
a shared lib. This means I must use C code in the Flex file.

What I want is something that lets me call arbitrary Python code
from the lexer. Ideal would be to have a version of Flex that
produces a Python file instead of a C file. I have kept looking,
and I think I found what I was looking for: PyLly, which is part
of PyGgy. http://www.lava.net/~newsham/pyggy/

Peter Kleiweg  L:NL,af,da,de,en,ia,nds,no,sv,(fr,it)  S:NL,de,en,(da,ia)
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