Commit 4093bc82 authored by Yann Régis-Gianas's avatar Yann Régis-Gianas


parent 7a7a77e1
Changed the treatment of positional parameters which are now
rewritten into named parameters of the form '_i' where 'i'
is an integer.
Added support for anonymous rules. This allows writing, e.g.,
list(e = expression SEMI { e })
......@@ -516,7 +516,9 @@ semantic values of the terminal or nonterminal symbols that appear in the
production via the semantic value identifiers bound by the production. For
compatibility with \ocamlyacc, semantic actions can also refer to these
semantic values via positional keywords of the form
\kw{\$1}, \kw{\$2}, etc.\ This style is discouraged.
\kw{\$1}, \kw{\$2}, etc.\ This style is discouraged. Furthermore, as
a positional keyword of the form \kw{\$i} is internally rewritten as
\nt{\_i}, such identifiers are forbidden.
\paragraph{\dprec annotations}
......@@ -18,7 +18,12 @@ type where =
(* The user can request position information about a production's
left-hand side or about one of the symbols in its right-hand
side, which he can refer to by position or by name. *)
side, which he can refer to by position or by name.
A positional reference of the form [$i] is a syntactic sugar for the
name [_i]. This surface syntax is first parsed as a [parsed_subject]
and desugared as a [subject] during keywords rewriting into actual
OCaml identifiers. (See {!Lexer.transform_keywords}) *)
type parsed_subject =
| PLeft
| PRightDollar of int
......@@ -29,8 +34,11 @@ and subject =
| RightNamed of string
(* Keywords inside semantic actions. They allow access to semantic
values or to position information. *)
values or to position information.
As said previously, a positional reference is a syntactic sugar
which appears in a [parsed_keyword] but is desugared in the
actual [keyword] representation. *)
type parsed_keyword =
| PDollar of int
| PPosition of parsed_subject * where * flavor
......@@ -49,6 +49,8 @@ let check_production_group right_hand_sides =
(* [normalize_producer i p] assigns a name of the form [_i]
to the unnamed producer [p]. *)
let normalize_producer i (pos, opt_identifier, parameter) =
let id =
match opt_identifier with
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