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icon5.gif  difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692515] Thu, 16 April 2015 10:28 Go to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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Hi,
I am developing a language that has a part of its terminals and a rule like the below:

-------------------------------------------------------
terminal fragment BASIC_ID:
LETTER('_' | LETTER_OR_DIGIT)*
;
terminal fragment SPECIAL_ID:
GRAPHICS_CHAR | LC_LETTERS
;

terminal ID: BASIC_ID | SPECIAL_ID ;

terminal INTEGER :
DIGIT | DIGIT ('_'? DIGIT)+
;

time_rule:
INTEGER ID ;
--------------------------------------------------------
Now when I write 6000ns it gives an error while 6000 ns is not giving errors. I want to allow both cases (with/without) spaces.

Shall I change terminals to datatypes or vice versa? Any Help with that please.

Thanks
Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692518 is a reply to message #1692515] Thu, 16 April 2015 10:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Hi,

just some hints

- use as few terminals as possible
- do not use spaces in terminal


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Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692519 is a reply to message #1692518] Thu, 16 April 2015 10:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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you mean these terminals:

terminal WS:
(' ' | '\t' | '\r' | '\n')+
;


terminal SL_COMMENT:
'//' !('\n' | '\r')* ('\r'? '\n')?
;

terminal ML_COMMENT:
'/*'->'*/'
;

I am added them and set them as Hidden rules
Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692522 is a reply to message #1692519] Thu, 16 April 2015 10:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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No other terminals you did not show

if the lexer recognizes 12345ns as a terminal it cannot be parsed as a datatype rule "firstterminal secondterminal"


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Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692526 is a reply to message #1692522] Thu, 16 April 2015 10:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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What should be defined as terminals and what should be defined as datatypes? Integers and letters for example?
Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692527 is a reply to message #1692526] Thu, 16 April 2015 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Hi,

this depends on your usecase

if you want to have 1234ns being parsed as two parts and 1234 ns beeing identified as two parts
you should not have a terminal rules that matches 1234ns but one that matches 1234 and another that matches ns (e.g. a keyword)

=> do the basic parts only as terminals and those who do not interfere e.g. strings comments etc


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Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692532 is a reply to message #1692527] Thu, 16 April 2015 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eleanor Richie is currently offline Eleanor RichieFriend
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The problem is solved but wherever I use the ns for example as a variable name it is highlighted and gives an error. I don't want it to be a keyword so I can use it in different places. the same issue with exponential numbers, the 'e' is always highlighted but I don't want it as a keyword in the same time I want specifically 'e' and not any other letter
Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692533 is a reply to message #1692532] Thu, 16 April 2015 11:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christian Dietrich is currently offline Christian DietrichFriend
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Hi,

if ns is a keyword or a terminal then it will be not ne recognized as an ID by the lexer anymore

=> you have to use a datatype rule for name names as well:

MyID : ID | "ns";

Variable:
"var" name=MyID;


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Re: difference terminals and datatypes [message #1692534 is a reply to message #1692533] Thu, 16 April 2015 11:24 Go to previous message
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And if you dont want highlighting: have a look at semantic highlighting

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