==TkGen - A Lexical Analyzer ==Generator

===What is tkgen?===

TkGen is a lexical analyzer generator (also known as scanner generator) for C++, written in C++.

===Input format===

Basicaly the input file a list of token names and regular expressions.Input file sample:{{{NUMBERSYMBOLBLANKSOPEN\(CLOSE\)MULTI\*DIV\/PLUS\+MINUS\-}}}

The output is a C++ header file with a DFA (deterministic finite automaton) transitions information.

The generated file is combined with two template classes to create the final scanner which recognizes tokens from a source of characters that can be a file or string for instance.

===Try tkgen online===

===How to use the generated code?===

To create a Tokenizer you will need two more classes

Both can be found

Complete sample{{{cpp

include "stdafx.h"

include

include

//download it from http://www.thradams.com/codeblog/tkgencode.htm

include "tokenizer.h"

//generated by the compiler. copy from the online tkgen and paste it in your file

include "statemachine.h"

int { std::wifstream ss(argv FileTokenizerStream<wchar Tokenizer<StateMachine, FileTokenizerStream<wchar

std::wstring lexeme; Tokens token; while (tk.NextToken(lexeme, token)) { std::wcout << TokensToString(token) << L": '" << lexeme << L"'" << std::endl; }}}}}

Input file details

Tkgen accepts these regex syntax:{{{? : optional+ : one or more

. : any char\ : escape0-9: range inside groups(Note: ^ is not yet supported)}}}

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