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pt::util(n) 1.1 tcllib "Parser Tools"

Name

pt::util - General utilities

Description

Are you lost ? Do you have trouble understanding this document ? In that case please read the overview provided by the Introduction to Parser Tools. This document is the entrypoint to the whole system the current package is a part of.

This package provides general utility commands.

This is a supporting package in the Core Layer of Parser Tools.

arch_core_support

API

::pt::util error2readable error text

This command takes the structured form of a syntax error as thrown by parser runtimes and the input text to the parser which caused that error and returns a string describing the error in a human-readable form.

The input text is required to convert the character position of the error into a more readable line/column format, and to provide excerpts of the input around the error position.

::pt::util error2position error text

This command takes the structured form of a syntax error as thrown by parser runtimes and the input text to the parser which caused that error and returns a 2-element list containing the line number and column index for the error's character position in the input, in this order.

::pt::util error2text error

This command takes the structured form of a syntax error as thrown by parser runtimes and returns a list of strings, each describing a possible expected input in a human-readable form.

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Category

Parsing and Grammars