Friday, June 27, 2008

New ANTLR targets

Till now I used javacc (, the Java Compiler Compiler, for creating my parsers.

Like I said earlier ( I was hoping to try ANTLR out.

Today I read two interesting pieces of information:
  1. There is an IDE to develop and debug grammars, ANTLRWorks.
  2. New (3.1) ANTLR would support JavaScript and ActionScript as targets (platforms in which parsers generated by ANTLR can run).
It is certainly big motivation for me to check this tool out. First of all, ANTLRWorks will make designing and testing my Shogi grammars much easier and faster.
Secondly, new targets will allow creation of shogi games browsing/viewing software on these two very popular platforms: JavaScript and Flash/Flex.

I am going to give it a try very soon.

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