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simple tokenization and parsing library

Project Description
`nr.strex` String Processing Library
====================================

Strex is a simple library to tokenize and parse small or even
complex languages. It has been developed specifically for the
recursive decent parser technique, although it might work well
with other parsing techniques as well.

__Features__

- `Scanner` class for very simple tasks
- `Lexer` class for tokenizing text input
- Control tokenization via `Rule`s
- Contextual tokenization

__Example__

To describe a set of rules to tokenize a text, you simply have to
create a list. You can re-use that list with multiple lexers.

```python
rules = [
nr.strex.Keyword('bopen', '{'),
nr.strex.Keyword('bclose', '}'),
nr.strex.Keyword('semicolon', ';'),
nr.strex.Keyword('group', 'GROUP'),
nr.strex.Keyword('menu', 'MENU'),
nr.strex.Charset('ident', string.ascii_letters + string.digits + '_'),
nr.strex.Charset('ws', string.whitespace, skip=True),
]
```

Now you can use the lexer to tokenize the stream. Iterating over the
lexer is like getting the next token until the end of the input (that
will yield a token with type`'eof'`). In a context sensitive parser
architecture, you can pass arguments to `Lexer.next()` or use the
`Lexer.accept()` method to prioritize or expect a specific token type.

```python
text = '''
GROUP {
MENU FOOBAR;
MENU SPAM;
GROUP { MENU HAM; }
} '''
scanner = nr.strex.Scanner(text)
lexer = nr.strex.Lexer(scanner, rules)
for token in lexer:
print(token)
```

Outputs:

```
Token(type='group', cursor=Cursor(index=1, lineno=2, colno=0), value='GROUP')
Token(type='bopen', cursor=Cursor(index=7, lineno=2, colno=6), value='{')
Token(type='menu', cursor=Cursor(index=11, lineno=3, colno=2), value='MENU')
Token(type='ident', cursor=Cursor(index=16, lineno=3, colno=7), value='FOOBAR')
Token(type='semicolon', cursor=Cursor(index=22, lineno=3, colno=13), value=';')
Token(type='menu', cursor=Cursor(index=26, lineno=4, colno=2), value='MENU')
Token(type='ident', cursor=Cursor(index=31, lineno=4, colno=7), value='SPAM')
Token(type='semicolon', cursor=Cursor(index=35, lineno=4, colno=11), value=';')
Token(type='group', cursor=Cursor(index=39, lineno=5, colno=2), value='GROUP')
Token(type='bopen', cursor=Cursor(index=45, lineno=5, colno=8), value='{')
Token(type='menu', cursor=Cursor(index=47, lineno=5, colno=10), value='MENU')
Token(type='ident', cursor=Cursor(index=52, lineno=5, colno=15), value='HAM')
Token(type='semicolon', cursor=Cursor(index=55, lineno=5, colno=18), value=';')
Token(type='bclose', cursor=Cursor(index=57, lineno=5, colno=20), value='}')
Token(type='bclose', cursor=Cursor(index=59, lineno=6, colno=0), value='}')
```

## Changelog

__v1.4.0__

- Added `Lexer.accept(*names)` method and `Lexer.next(*expectation)`
argument for specifying a specific and prioritized rule (or multiple
rules) that can be accepted or are required in the current context
- Added `Lexer.rules_map` member (read only) and `Lexer.update_map()`
function which are important for the speed of the lexer
- Added `UnexpectedTokenError` class and proper string representation
for the `TokenizationError` class

----

Copyright (C) 2015 Niklas Rosenstein.
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