shlex parsing

Karim karim.liateni at free.fr
Thu Jul 28 00:15:57 CEST 2011


On 07/28/2011 12:11 AM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>
> You could probably use a recursive descent parser with the standard 
> library.
>
> But if your management is OK with pyparsing, that might be easier, and 
> a bit more clear as well.

Yes, I thought to use str method partition in a recursive way but using 
pyParsing still be easer.

Thanks
Cheers

>
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM, Karim <karim.liateni at free.fr 
> <mailto:karim.liateni at free.fr>> wrote:
>
>
>     Thank you Dan for answering.
>
>     I ended with this and gave up with shlex:
>
>     split = ['-option1', '[get_rule', 'A1', 'B2]', '-option2', '$VAR',
>     '-option3', 'TAG']
>
>     procedure_found = False
>     result          = []
>
>     for token in split:
>         if not token.startswith('[') and not token.endswith(']') and
>     not procedure_found:
>             result.append(token)
>         elif token.startswith('['):
>             procedure_found = True
>             _token = token
>         elif token.endswith(']'):
>             procedure_found = False
>             _token += ' ' + token
>             result.append(_token)
>         else:
>             _token += ' ' + token
>
>     print split
>     print result
>
>     which gives the desired values:
>
>     ['-option1', '[get_rule', 'A1', 'B2]', '-option2', '$VAR',
>     '-option3', 'TAG']
>     ['-option1', '[get_rule A1 B2]', '-option2', '$VAR', '-option3',
>     'TAG']
>
>
>     Sure pyParsing seems to be pretty simple but my constraint is to use
>     standard lib (at maximum). To bad it is not part of python
>     standard libs.
>     On the other hand, I will have to regroup expression like
>     '-option1 $VAL == $CONSTRAINT'
>     in ['-option1', '$VAL == $CONSTRAINT'].
>
>     So it seems that I have no others choicse and have to use a parser
>     like pyParsing.
>
>     Regards
>     Karim
>
>
>     On 07/27/2011 10:44 PM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>>
>>     I've not used the shlex module, but this feels more like an issue
>>     to address with a parser than for a lexical analyzer - or perhaps
>>     even both, since you're splitting on whitespace sometimes, and
>>     matching square brackets sometimes.
>>
>>     I've used pyparsing for stuff a bit similar to this.
>>
>>     Or here's a list:
>>     http://wiki.python.org/moin/LanguageParsing
>>
>>     On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Karim <karim.liateni at free.fr
>>     <mailto:karim.liateni at free.fr>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>         Hello All,
>>
>>         I would like to parse this TCL command line with shlex:
>>
>>         '-option1 [get_rule A1 B2] -option2 $VAR -option3 TAG'
>>
>>         And I want to get the splitted list:
>>
>>         ['-option1', '[get_rule A1 B2]', '-option2',  '$VAR',
>>         '-option3',  'TAG']
>>
>>         Then I will gather in tuple 2 by 2 the arguments.
>>
>>         I tried to the shlec properties attributes 'quotes',
>>         'whitespace', etc...
>>
>>         But I make 'choux blanc'.
>>
>>         If somebody has complex experiences with  this module I am in.
>>
>>         Cheers
>>         Karim
>>         -- 
>>         http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>>
>>
>
>

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