[antlr-interest] JavaScript target support?

Juancarlo Añez apalala at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 15:40:59 PST 2012


I, too, have been thinking about the way to go regarding the current state

Have you taken a look at PEGjs? http://pegjs.majda.cz/

If you're targeting JavaScript, I can't think of a reason not to give that
a try.


On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 6:58 PM, David Korz <dkorz at xovertime.com> wrote:

> I'm looking for guidance on using antlr with the JavaScript target. Is
> there a release that's production ready? Is JavaScript a supported target?
> Running the 3.4 version on the sample T.g grammar generates many error
> messages and unusable *.js files. The 3.3 jar runs cleanly and generates
> code, although I haven't tried it. 3.4 is over a year and 1/2 old and 3.3
> is older. I found references to these problems on the web but it appears
> they never were fixed which leads me to believe this is not actively
> maintained.
> I found the 3.4.1 snapshot jar but that's missing the manifest so it
> doesn't run at all. The github source refers to 3.5 but it appears that has
> never been released and it's not clear it will be. I could make the effort
> to setup the development environment and build from source but I haven't
> been a Java developer in years so I'd like some confirmation this is worth
> the effort.
> I also see that antlr 4 is near release which might be better to go with
> (I won't be in production myself for 2-3 months) but again I wonder if the
> JavaScript target is supported.
> Any advice is appreciated!
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Juancarlo *Añez*

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