[antlr-interest] Line continuation character problem
cb at phoebussoftware.com
Thu Jun 10 02:09:42 PDT 2004
I have a small problem that, although trawling all the manuals, examples etc, i can't find an example of (although i'm sure i've read about it somewhere!).
I'm trying to analyse a language where each statement appears on a single line, apart from when the '&' character is explicitly used as a line continuation character.
A statement like:
and(a>1,b<2) can also be written
The only other issue is that a string token can actually be validly split by '& \r \n' so we may have:
I've tried using a lexer filter and that works fine for the first example but either i'm incorrectly using it in the second example or as the lexer will already be partway through lexing the string (done as per the default java grammer in the distro.) it cannot invoke the filter rule.
Is the best way of dealing with this a change in the lexing class to automatically filter out any '&\r\n''s from the character stream before it hits the lexer?
If there's another way or if anyone can point me to an example I would be most grateful.
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