[antlr-interest] Antlr lexers - implementing Here documents

Tommy Nordgren tommy.nordgren at chello.se
Sat Sep 17 05:49:29 PDT 2005

For an application I need to implement a token similar to here  
documents in bash and perl.
Each token is introduced by a special symbol, and an identifier. The  
token is ended by the
start identifier occuring by itself on a line.
Everything after the introducing identifier, and before the  
terminating identifier should be copied
verbatim to the generated token.
Like this:
"This should be copied verbatim"

After this pattern occurs in the input, a token should be generated  
with the content "This should be copied verbatim",
and an appropriate token code.

Any ideas, folks, on how to implement this?

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