A new stable release is now available. Users of Fedora, CentOS, or RHEL can now install this release from a copr. Of course, the development source is still available from github and gitlab.
pacc is a compiler-compiler, somewhat like yacc (or bison). Its input is a description of a grammar, and its output is a C function that recognizes strings of that grammar. The significant technical difference is this: yacc reads a context-free grammar (CFGs), and writes a LALR(1) parser; pacc reads a parsing expression grammar (PEG), and writes a packrat parser.
PEGs and packrat parsing offer several advantages over CFGs.
The current stable release is pacc-0.3 (bugyō) under the GPL. This is a beta release, see the TODO list for further information. The intention is that pacc will mature to be an industrial-strength parser-generator.
The name pacc is a recursive acronym: pacc: a compiler-compiler. Needless to say, pacc's own parser is written in pacc.
Last updated: 2016-08-03 21:31:34 UTC
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