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ocamlyacc(1)                                                      ocamlyacc(1)




NAME

       ocamlyacc - The OCaml parser generator



SYNOPSIS

       ocamlyacc  [  -bprefix  ]  [  -q  ] [ -v ] [ -version ] [ -vnum ] file-
       name.mly



DESCRIPTION

       The ocamlyacc(1) command produces a parser from a LALR(1)  context-free
       grammar  specification  with attached semantic actions, in the style of
       yacc(1).  Assuming the input file  is  grammar.mly,  running  ocamlyacc
       produces OCaml code for a parser in the file grammar.ml, and its inter-
       face in file grammar.mli.

       The generated module defines one parsing function per  entry  point  in
       the  grammar.  These functions have the same names as the entry points.
       Parsing functions take as arguments a lexical analyzer (a function from
       lexer  buffers  to  tokens) and a lexer buffer, and return the semantic
       attribute of the corresponding entry point. Lexical analyzer  functions
       are  usually  generated  from  a lexer specification by the ocamllex(1)
       program. Lexer buffers are an abstract data  type  implemented  in  the
       standard  library  module  Lexing.  Tokens are values from the concrete
       type token, defined in  the  interface  file  grammar.mli  produced  by
       ocamlyacc(1).



OPTIONS

       The ocamlyacc(1) command recognizes the following options:

       -bprefix
              Name  the  output  files  prefix.ml,  prefix.mli, prefix.output,
              instead of the default naming convention.

       -q     This option has no effect.

       -v     Generate a description of the parsing tables  and  a  report  on
              conflicts   resulting  from  ambiguities  in  the  grammar.  The
              description is put in file grammar.output.

       -version
              Print version string and exit.

       -vnum  Print short version number and exit.

       -      Read the grammar specification from standard input.  The default
              output file names are stdin.ml and stdin.mli.

       -- file
              Process  file  as  the  grammar  specification, even if its name
              starts with a dash (-) character.  This option must be the  last
              on the command line.



SEE ALSO

       ocamllex(1).
       The OCaml user's manual, chapter "Lexer and parser generators".



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