Xtext is an actively used grammar language created in 2006. Xtext is an open-source software framework for developing programming languages and domain-specific languages (DSLs). Unlike standard parser generators, Xtext generates not only a parser, but also a class model for the abstract syntax tree, as well as providing a fully featured, customizable Eclipse-based IDE.Xtext is being developed in the Eclipse Project as part of the Eclipse Modeling Framework Project and is licensed under the Eclipse Public License.. Read more on Wikipedia...
- Xtext ranks in the top 25% of languages
- the Xtext website
- the Xtext wikipedia page
- Xtext on github
- Xtext first appeared in 2006
- file extensions for Xtext include xtext
- the Xtext team is on twitter
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Example code from the web:
grammar org.eclipse.xtext.common.Terminals hidden(WS, ML_COMMENT, SL_COMMENT) import "http://www.eclipse.org/emf/2002/Ecore" as ecore terminal ID: '^'?('a'..'z'|'A'..'Z'|'_')('a'..'z'|'A'..'Z'|'_'|'0'..'9')*; terminal INT returns ecore::EInt: ('0'..'9')+; terminal STRING: '"' ( '\\'('b'|'t'|'n'|'f'|'r'|'u'|'"'|"'"|'\\') | !('\\'|'"') )* '"' | "'" ( '\\'('b'|'t'|'n'|'f'|'r'|'u'|'"'|"'"|'\\') | !('\\'|"'") )* "'"; terminal ML_COMMENT: '/*' -> '*/'; terminal SL_COMMENT: '//' !('\n'|'\r')* ('\r'? '\n')?; terminal WS: (' '|'\t'|'\r'|'\n')+; terminal ANY_OTHER: .;
Last updated January 25th, 2020