[Edinburgh-pm] Marpa::HTML

Hakim Cassimally hakim.cassimally at gmail.com
Fri May 20 04:03:01 PDT 2011

(Only tangentially related, but I finally played with Haskell's Parsec
and was amazed by it.  It was about as simple to declare as a
Parse::RecDescent parser, BUT it actually worked.)


On 20 May 2011 11:35, Miles Gould <miles at assyrian.org.uk> wrote:
> There's been some chat on the lists about parsing real-world broken
> HTML in Perl. I noticed this
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/Marpa-HTML/lib/Marpa/HTML/Doc/HTML.pod
> and wondered if anyone might be interested, or perhaps had used it?
> The author claims that his underlying parsing engine
> (http://search.cpan.org/~jkegl/Marpa-0.204000/lib/Marpa/Doc/Marpa.pod)
> can parse any context-free grammar in O(n^3) time and any LL/LR/etc
> grammar in O(n) time, and has nice error reporting. On the other hand,
> he says it's alpha software (and Marpa::XS, released only a month ago,
> is presumably doubly alpha).
> There's more on Marpa and the author's mission to kill Yacc at his
> blog, http://blogs.perl.org/users/jeffrey_kegler/.
> Miles.
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