# Peggy: A Parser Generator of Parsing Expression Grammer (PEG)

# About

This is an yet another parser generator of Parsing Expression Grammer (PEG) which is:

- Simple
- Concise
- Fast
- Modern

# Usage

You can find a recent stable release in Hackage DB.
You can install this as following instruction:

```
$ cabal update
$ cabal install Peggy
```

# Why should you use Peggy?

Haskell has commonly used parser generators, one of them are Alex/Happy.
But I think Alex/Happy are not good in these points:

Alex uses only too basic libraries.
It does not use monad-transformers, iteratee, ListLike, Text, and so on.

- Tradisional Regexp/CFG based parser

Parsec has no good error recovery.

unnun, kannun…

…

# Quick Start

Here is an example of parsing arithmetic expressions.

```
{-# QuasiQuotes #-}
{-# Language FlexibleContexts #-}
import Text.Peggy
[peggy|
exp :: Double
= exp "+" fact { $1 + $2 }
/ exp "-" fact { $1 - $2 }
/ fact
fact :: Double
= fact "*" term { $1 * $2 }
/ fact "/" term { $1 / $2 }
/ term
term :: Double
= "(" exp ")"
/ number
number ::: Double
= ([1-9][0-9]*) { read $1 }
|]
main :: IO ()
main =
print . parse exp =<< getContents
```