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Higher-Order Functions for Parsing

Hutton, Graham


Graham Hutton


In combinator parsing, the text of parsers resembles BNF notation. We present the basic method, and a number of extensions. We address the special problems presented by white-space, and parsers with separate lexical and syntactic phases. In particular, a combining form for handling the offside rule is given. Other extensions to the basic method include an $quot;into$quot; combining form with many useful applications, and a simple means by which combinator parsers can produce more informative error messages.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 1992
Journal Journal of Functional Programming
Print ISSN 0956-7968
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 3
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