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).
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- 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 textXNo screenshots yet
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