Free Bison Alternatives

    Bison is described as 'GNU Bison, commonly known as Bison, is a parser generator that is part of the GNU Project'. There are three alternatives to Bison for various platforms. The best alternative is ANTLR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bison are textX (Free, Open Source) and Owl parser generator (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    • ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition, is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, interpreters, compilers, and translators from grammatical...
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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.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • 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.
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      • Free • Open Source
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