Ragel Alternatives

    Ragel is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to Ragel for Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is ANTLR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ragel are Flex (Free, Open Source), textX (Free, Open Source) and Owl parser generator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2021

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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 descriptions containing actions in a variety of target languages.
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      Flex (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.
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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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      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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