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'. 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 (Free, Open Source), Owl parser generator (Free, Open Source) and textX (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac

    Features

    • Code generation
    • Compiler
    • Java based
    • State machine

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    • ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition, is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, interpreters, compilers, and translators from grammatical... View 9 alternatives to ANTLR
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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. View 4 alternatives to Ragel
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows


    • Owl is a parser generator which targets the class of visibly pushdown languages. FEATURES: Efficient — Owl can parse any syntactically valid grammar in linear time. View 7 alternatives to Owl parser generator
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • textX is a meta-language for building Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) in Python. It is inspired by Xtext. It will help you build your textual language easily. You can invent your own language or build a support for an existing textual language. View 9 alternatives to textX
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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