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Subject: Perl: Regexp:Grammars
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:39:03 +0200
To: bug-regexp-grammars [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "ch_mail [...] gmx.at" <ch_mail [...] gmx.at>
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Hello! I am not sure its a bug or I am just to stupid to do it correctly. But I am sure you can help :-) I am trying to use RegexpGrammars for defining a grammar in Perl. With my first attempt I got 2 questions. Please have a quick look at my short code. use strict; use warnings; use Regexp::Grammars; my $gr = qr { <debug: off> <warning: off> <root> <objrule: root> ^<X=val> <O=op> <Y=val>$ <MATCH=(?{ if ($MATCH {O} eq "+") { $MATCH = $MATCH {X} + $MATCH {Y}; } elsif ($MATCH {O} eq "*") { $MATCH = $MATCH {X} * $MATCH {Y}; } elsif ($MATCH {O} eq "/") { $MATCH = $MATCH {X} / $MATCH {Y}; } print"\nCALC=$MATCH"; })> <objtoken: val> <X=([0-9]+)> <MATCH=(?{ print "\nVAL: " . $MATCH {X}; $MATCH = $MATCH {X}; })> <objtoken: op> <X=([\+\*\/])> <MATCH=(?{ print "\nOP: " . $MATCH {X}; $MATCH = $MATCH {X}; })> }xms; ########################################## my $input = "10 + 3"; if ($input =~ $gr) { foreach (keys %/) { print "\nHSH: \"$_\" = " . $/{$_}; } } The output is: VAL: 10 OP: + VAL: 3 [eos] \_____<grammar> matched '10 + 3' CALC=13 HSH: "root" = 1 HSH: "" = 10 + 3 So I think it is working correctly (CALC=13) but I am not sure about the [eos] line. I disabled debugging. And I also expected 13 to be in the result-hash but root = 1 instead of 13... Using the lastest version of the module with Perl 5.20. Thank you! Best regards, Chris
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #98825] Perl: Regexp:Grammars
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:59:00 +1000
To: bug-Regexp-Grammars [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Damian Conway <damian [...] conway.org>
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Hi Chris, What you're doing is fine. The errant debugging line is a bug in the module, which I have now corrected...and am in the process of re-uploading to CPAN. Thanks for the report. Apologies for the confusion. :-) Damian
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #98825] Perl: Regexp:Grammars
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:02:10 +0200
To: bug-Regexp-Grammars [...] rt.cpan.org
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Thank you very much! Best regards, Chris On 2014-09-15 04:59, damian@conway.org via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=98825 > > > Hi Chris, > > What you're doing is fine. > > The errant debugging line is a bug in the module, > which I have now corrected...and am in > the process of re-uploading to CPAN. > > Thanks for the report. Apologies for the confusion. :-) > > Damian > >
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #98825] Perl: Regexp:Grammars
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:56:04 +0200
To: bug-Regexp-Grammars [...] rt.cpan.org
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Hi! Please let me ask one more question regarding the topic. Why is this not working? <rule: root> ^<expr>$ <rule: expr> <X=expr> OR <Y=expr> | <X=str> <token: str> [a-z0-9]+ Input would be something like "foo OR bar". Output is. =========> Trying <grammar> from position 0 foo OR bar |...Trying <root> | |...Trying <expr> | | |...Trying <X=expr> Infinite recursion in regex at xx.pl line 48. I would expect the reduction of expr to string left and right of the OR. Thanks! Best regards, chris On 2014-09-15 04:59, damian@conway.org via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=98825 > > > Hi Chris, > > What you're doing is fine. > > The errant debugging line is a bug in the module, > which I have now corrected...and am in > the process of re-uploading to CPAN. > > Thanks for the report. Apologies for the confusion. :-) > > Damian > >
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #98825] Perl: Regexp:Grammars
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:43 +1000
To: bug-Regexp-Grammars [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Damian Conway <damian [...] conway.org>
Hi Chris, Show quoted text
> Why is this not working? > > <rule: root> > ^<expr>$ > > <rule: expr> > <X=expr> OR <Y=expr> > | <X=str> > > <token: str> > [a-z0-9]+
Because recursive descent grammars (and indeed modern Perl regexes in general) are not like bottom-up grammars. They are really just a way of building collections of parsing subroutines. For example, the above grammar is more-or-less equivalent to: sub root { try { match_start_of_string(); expr(); match_end_of_string(); } } sub expr { try { my $X = expr(); match_literal('OR') my $Y = expr(); } or try { my $X = str(); } } sub str { try { match_pattern('[a-z0-9]+'); } } So when the regex grammar attempts to match <expr> (i.e. to call the expr() subroutine), the very first thing that <expr> does is to try and match <expr> (i.e. to call expr() again). Which leads to the infinite recursion. There are two possible solutions. Either don't use Regexp::Grammars at all (i.e. use https://metacpan.org/release/Marpa-R2 instead), or else reconfigure the grammar so that it's no longer left-recursive: <rule: root> ^<expr>$ <rule: expr> <X=str>+ % (OR) <token: str> [a-z0-9]+ Damian PS: This RT mechanism is intended for bug reports, not for general support questions. It is preferable to email non-bug-related questions to me directly (dconway@cpan.org) but please bear in mind that, while I will do my best to help, I have only a very limited amount of spare time available to offer this kind of assistance, and these questions are often better directed to a support forum such as perlmonks.org or stackoverflow.com. I do understand that you may not have been sure whether this particular issue was a bug (although it is explicitly listed as a limitation in the module's documentation).


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