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Package Information: PHP_LexerGenerator

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translate lexer files in lex2php format into a PHP 5 lexer New BSD License
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0.4.0 (alpha) was released on 2010-10-25 by doconnor (Changelog)
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pear install PHP_LexerGenerator

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php pyrus.phar install pear/PHP_LexerGenerator

  • Package Maintenance Rank: 185 of 225 packages with open bugs
  • Number of open bugs: 4 (22 total bugs)
  • Average age of open bugs: 5506 days
  • Oldest open bug: 6080 days
  • Number of open feature requests: 2 (7 total feature requests)

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» Description
Translate a lexer file with a format similar to re2c (
into a PHP 5 lexer for use with a parser.

Unlike re2c (as of re2c version 0.11), generated lexers are state-aware
out of the box.

Generated lexers are very efficient, more than twice as efficient as other
alternatives like csLex (written in C#) because they utilize PHP's
built-in Perl-compatible regular expressions to lex for tokens.

Now in version 0.3.0+, with processing instruction %longestmatch, generated
lexers will always pick the longest string to match, rather than the first.
Generated lexers are slightly slower, but match behavior of legacy lexers like
flex, lex, re2c.
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