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Discussion on: Regex..why can’t you just be normal? 🤯

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Ben Halpern

Can you explain ANTLR?

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Elias Groll Author

"ANother Tool for Language Recognition" - It is a parser generator :)

You can use it in similar ways to regex but it is meant for bigger tasks (like detecting a c-struct) and it can also detect and locate errors.

Every programming language uses a parser to interpret the code or translate it to machine code.

Fun fact: Some parser generators even use regex to create the lexer, which is responsible for splitting the input into tokens.