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Flex Alternatives

Flex is described as '(fast lexical analyzer generator) is a tool for generating scanners. A scanner, sometimes called a tokenizer, is a program which recognizes lexical patterns in text' and is an app. There are four alternatives to Flex for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is ANTLR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Flex are Ragel, Owl parser generator and textX.

This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Flex (fast lexical analyzer generator) is a tool for generating scanners. A scanner, sometimes called a tokenizer, is a...

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  1. ANTLR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition, is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, interpreters, compilers, and translators from grammatical descriptions containing actions in a variety of target languages.

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  2. Ragel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Ragel is a finite-state machine compiler and a parser generator targeting C, C++ and ASM. It can recognize byte sequences and execute code at arbitrary points in the process.



  3. Owl parser generator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Owl is a parser generator which targets the class of visibly pushdown languages.

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  4. textX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    textX is a meta-language for building Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) in Python. It is inspired by Xtext.

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