schrodinger.application.desmond.antlr3 package

@package antlr3 @brief ANTLR3 runtime package

This module contains all support classes, which are needed to use recognizers generated by ANTLR3.


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Here is a little overview over the most commonly used classes provided by this runtime:

@section recognizers Recognizers

These recognizers are baseclasses for the code which is generated by ANTLR3.

  • BaseRecognizer: Base class with common recognizer functionality.

  • Lexer: Base class for lexers.

  • Parser: Base class for parsers.

  • tree.TreeParser: Base class for %tree parser.

@section streams Streams

Each recognizer pulls its input from one of the stream classes below. Streams handle stuff like buffering, look-ahead and seeking.

A character stream is usually the first element in the pipeline of a typical ANTLR3 application. It is used as the input for a Lexer.

  • ANTLRStringStream: Reads from a string objects. The input should be a unicode object, or ANTLR3 will have trouble decoding non-ascii data.

  • ANTLRFileStream: Opens a file and read the contents, with optional character decoding.

  • ANTLRInputStream: Reads the date from a file-like object, with optional character decoding.

A Parser needs a TokenStream as input (which in turn is usually fed by a Lexer):

  • CommonTokenStream: A basic and most commonly used TokenStream implementation.

  • TokenRewriteStream: A modification of CommonTokenStream that allows the stream to be altered (by the Parser). See the ‘tweak’ example for a usecase.

And tree.TreeParser finally fetches its input from a tree.TreeNodeStream:

  • tree.CommonTreeNodeStream: A basic and most commonly used tree.TreeNodeStream implementation.

@section tokenstrees Tokens and Trees

A Lexer emits Token objects which are usually buffered by a TokenStream. A Parser can build a Tree, if the output=AST option has been set in the grammar.

The runtime provides these Token implementations:

  • CommonToken: A basic and most commonly used Token implementation.

  • ClassicToken: A Token object as used in ANTLR 2.x, used to %tree construction.

Tree objects are wrapper for Token objects.

  • tree.CommonTree: A basic and most commonly used Tree implementation.

A tree.TreeAdaptor is used by the parser to create tree.Tree objects for the input Token objects.

  • tree.CommonTreeAdaptor: A basic and most commonly used tree.TreeAdaptor implementation.

@section Exceptions

RecognitionException are generated, when a recognizer encounters incorrect or unexpected input.:

- RecognitionException
  - MismatchedRangeException
  - MismatchedSetException
    - MismatchedNotSetException
  - MismatchedTokenException
  - MismatchedTreeNodeException
  - NoViableAltException
  - EarlyExitException
  - FailedPredicateException

A tree.RewriteCardinalityException is raised, when the parsers hits a cardinality mismatch during AST construction. Although this is basically a bug in your grammar, it can only be detected at runtime.:

- tree.RewriteCardinalityException
  - tree.RewriteEarlyExitException
  - tree.RewriteEmptyStreamException