Racc is a LALR(1) parser generator.
It is written in Ruby itself, and generates Ruby program.
NOTE: Ruby 1.8.x comes with Racc runtime module. You
can run your parsers generated by racc 1.4.x out of the
* Ruby 2.5 or later.
$ gem install racc
Type this in the top directory of the extracted archive:
$ ruby setup.rb config
$ ruby setup.rb setup
# ruby setup.rb install
You can install Racc into your favorite directory by giving
options to setup.rb. e.g.
$ ruby setup.rb config --prefix=/usr
For details, try "ruby setup.rb --help".
If you don't have C Compiler
You can install Racc without C compilers. Type following
command in config phase.
$ ruby setup.rb config --without-ext
Testing Racc¶ ↑
Racc comes with simple calculator. To compile this, on shell:
$ racc -o calc calc.y
This process costs few seconds (or less). Then type:
$ ruby calc
... Does it work?
For details of Racc, see HTML documents placed under 'rdoc/en/'
and sample grammar files under 'sample/'.
Racc is distributed under the same terms of ruby.
(see the file COPYING). Note that you do NOT need to follow
ruby license for your own parser (racc outputs).
You can distribute those files under any licenses you want.
Bug Reports¶ ↑
Any kind of bug report is welcome.
If you find a bug of Racc, please email me. Your grammar file,
debug output generated by "racc -g", are helpful.