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Separate java application that parses a file [message #1806941] Sat, 18 May 2019 14:26 Go to next message
Andrea Bigi is currently offline Andrea BigiFriend
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Registered: May 2019
Junior Member
sorry for the trivial question...

I've read the XText getting started documentation, I've found any kind of thing, but not the answer to one very simple question.

i've created a new XText project, a new grammar, processed it, everything's OK !

but now

I do not need to work inside Ecplise (code completions, highlighting, and so on)

I need to run a Java software that reads a file that follows my grammar and parse (or execute it).
I've done the same using directly ANTLR4 and g4 grammars --> everything OK.

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

if (args==null || args.length == 0) {
args = new String[]{"src/testfile"};

TestLexer lexer = new TestLexer(new ANTLRFileStream(args[0]));
TestParser parser = new TestParser(new CommonTokenStream(lexer));
ParseTree tree = parser.parse();
EvalVisitor visitor = new EvalVisitor();

can someone help me to do the same with the classes generated in a XText Eclipse project ?

thanks in advance
Re: Separate java application that parses a file [message #1807148 is a reply to message #1806941] Thu, 23 May 2019 17:35 Go to previous message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
this snippet may help you to build such an app

import java.util.List;

import org.eclipse.emf.common.util.URI;
import org.eclipse.emf.ecore.resource.Resource;
import org.eclipse.emf.ecore.resource.ResourceSet;
import org.eclipse.xtext.util.CancelIndicator;
import org.eclipse.xtext.validation.CheckMode;
import org.eclipse.xtext.validation.IResourceValidator;
import org.eclipse.xtext.validation.Issue;


public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        Injector injector = new MyDslStandaloneSetup().createInjectorAndDoEMFRegistration();
        ResourceSet rs = injector.getInstance(ResourceSet.class);
        Resource resource = rs.getResource(URI.createURI("test.mydsl"), true);
        IResourceValidator validator = injector.getInstance(IResourceValidator.class);
        List<Issue> issues = validator.validate(resource,
                CheckMode.ALL, CancelIndicator.NullImpl);
        for (Issue issue: issues) {
            switch (issue.getSeverity()) {
                case ERROR:
                    System.out.println("ERROR: " + issue.getMessage());
                case WARNING:
                        System.out.println("WARNING: " + issue.getMessage());


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