TPG (Toy Parser Generator) is a Python1 parser generator. It is aimed at easy usage rather than performance. My inspiration was drawn from two different sources. The first was GEN6. GEN6 is a parser generator created at ENSEEIHT2 where I studied. The second was PROLOG3, especially DCG4 parsers. I wanted a generator with a simple and expressive syntax and the generated parser should work as the user expects. So I decided that TPG should be a recursive descendant parser (a rule is a procedure that calls other procedures) and the grammars are attributed (attributes are the parameters of the procedures). This way TPG can be considered as a programming language or more modestly as Python extension.
TPG is available under the GNU Lesser General Public.
Toy Parser Generator: A Python parser generator
Copyright (C) 2002 Christophe Delord
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