[antlr-interest] How to run AntlrWorks

Johannes Luber jaluber at gmx.de
Fri Mar 23 02:56:55 PDT 2007

Dave Wald wrote:
> Hello… New to this. Sorry.
> I’m running WinXP with IE7 (also have FireFox)
> I downloaded the Version 1.0b9 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
> <http://www.antlr.org/download/antlrworks-1.0b9.jar>
> from http://www.antlr.org/works/index.html .
> I don’t get a jar, I get a zip. There are no jar files in the zip. I am not a Java programmer. I am a professional programmer, just not Java. I have run ANTLR2.7.7 from the command line several times by using the “java –jar antlr.Tool…” command syntax but this I cannot figure out. I do need to try and generate some basic boolean expression parsing capability to try and replace that which was removed from a certain programming platform in a sort of visual studio-type IDE which runs on Windows and shall remain nameless. I would love to be able to use this IDE. (It looks fantastic…) 
> Can anyone help me out a little here?

IIRC, a jar file is only a zip file with some special metadata. So I
suppose that somehow your download received the wrong extension. A
simple renaming from zip to jar should be everything you have to do.

Best regards,
Johannes Luber

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