Pyparsing: Specify grammar at run time

Khoa Nguyen khoa.coffee at gmail.com
Wed May 17 23:47:05 CEST 2006


I run into another issue with my grammar:

My input record contains a common part and an extended part. Based on
the value of the common part, the extended part will be different. So,
I am thinking of parsing the common part first and check the common's
value and then parse again for the rest of the record. How do I tell
pyparsing to start the 2nd parse at the exact location where the 1st
parse left off?

######################################
from pyparsing import *

common = Word('aA').setResultsName('value')
extend1 = Word('b')
extend2 = Word('c')

result = common.parseString(record)
if result.value == 'a':
   result1 = extend1.parseString(???)
else:
   result2 = extend2.parseString(???)
######################################





Thanks,
Khoa



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