option: Optional parser

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

Description

Applies a parser to the text. If it does not succeed, an empty token is returned.

Optional parser never fails.

Usage

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  option(ap, 
         action = function(s  ) list(type="option",value=s    ), 
         error  = function(p,h) list(type="option",pos  =p,h=h)) 
  

Arguments

ap

Optional parser

action

Function to be executed if recognition succeeds. It takes as input parameters information derived from parsers involved as parameters

error

Function to be executed if recognition does not succeed. I takes two parameters:

  • p

    with position where parser, streamParser, starts its recognition, obtained with streamParserPosition

  • h

    with information obtained from parsers involved as parameters, normally related with failure(s) position in component parsers.

    Its information depends on how parser involved as parameters are combined and on the error definition in these parsers.

Details

In case of success, action gets the node returned by parser passed as optional. Otherwise, it gets the node corresponding to token empty: list(type="empty" ,value="")

Function error is never called. It is defined as parameter for the sake of homogeneity with the rest of functions.

Value

Anonymous functions, returning a list.

function(stream) –> list(status,node,stream)

From these input parameters, an anonymous function is constructed. This function admits just one parameter, stream, with streamParser class, and returns a three-field list:

Examples

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# ok
stream  <- streamParserFromString("123 Hello world")
( option(numberNatural())(stream) )[c("status","node")]


# ok
stream  <- streamParserFromString("123 Hello world")
( option(string())(stream) )[c("status","node")]

qmrparser documentation built on May 2, 2019, 5:50 a.m.