Jean-Damien Durand
and 2 contributors

NAME

MarpaX::ESLIF - ESLIF is Extended ScanLess InterFace

VERSION

version 2.0.13

SYNOPSIS

  use MarpaX::ESLIF;

  my $eslif = MarpaX::ESLIF->new();
  printf "ESLIF library version: %s\n", $eslif->version;

With a logger, using Log::Any::Adapter::Stderr as an example:

  use MarpaX::ESLIF;
  use Log::Any qw/$log/;
  use Log::Any::Adapter ('Stderr', log_level => 'trace' );

  my $eslif = MarpaX::ESLIF->new($log);
  printf "ESLIF library version: %s\n", $eslif->version;

This class and its derivatives are thread-safe. Although there can be many ESLIF instance, in practice a single instance is enough, unless you want different logging interfaces. Once a MarpaX::ESLIF instance is created, the user should create a MarpaX::ESLIF::Grammar instance to have a working grammar.

DESCRIPTION

ESLIF is derived from perl's Marpa::R2, and has its own BNF, documented in MarpaX::ESLIF::BNF.

The main features of this BNF are:

Sub-grammars

The number of sub grammars is unlimited.

Regular expressions

Native support of regular expression using the PCRE2 library (i.e. this is <not> exactly perl regexps, although very closed).

Streaming

Native support of streaming input.

Beginners might want to look at MarpaX::ESLIF::Introduction.

METHODS

MarpaX::ESLIF->new($loggerInterface)

  my $loggerInterface = My::Logger::Interface->new();
  my $eslif = MarpaX::ESLIF->new();

Returns an instance of MarpaX::ESLIF, noted $eslif below.

$loggerInterface is an optional parameter that, when its exists, must be an object instance that can do the methods documented in MarpaX::ESLIF::Logger::Interface, or undef.

An example of logging implementation can be a Log::Any adapter.

$eslif->version()

  printf "ESLIF library version: %s\n", $eslif->version;

Returns a string containing the current underlying ESLIF library version.

NOTES

The perl interface is an all-in-one version of marpaESLIF library, which means that character conversion is using iconv (or iconv-like on Windows) instead of ICU, even if the later is available on your system.

SEE ALSO

MarpaX::ESLIF::Introduction, PCRE2, MarpaX::ESLIF::BNF, MarpaX::ESLIF::Logger::Interface, MarpaX::ESLIF::Grammar, MarpaX::ESLIF::Recognizer.

AUTHOR

Jean-Damien Durand <jeandamiendurand@free.fr>

CONTRIBUTOR

Jeffrey Kegler <jeffreykegler@jeffreykegler.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Jean-Damien Durand.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.