Parsers for C written in Erlang

Joel Reymont joelr1@REDACTED
Thu Aug 17 13:58:14 CEST 2006


Has anyone written C-grammar parsers in Erlang?

I'm thinking of how I would approach the Cocoa bridge in Erlang.  
There are to basic approaches: parsing the Objective-C header files  
to wrap the classes and using the runtime type inspection.

I already completed most of a Cocoa bridge for Allegro Common Lisp  
and I used the runtime discovery approach. The biggest problem that I  
faced is the huge number of unpublished methods and structures that  
must be imported. This is a non-issue when parsing header files, for  
obvious reasons.

I have never written parsers before so it will probably take me a  
while if I go the parsing route. This seems like the rightful  
approach, though.

What do you think?

	Thanks, Joel

P.S. The grammar is described here: 


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