What is JavaCC?
It is the most popular parser generator for use with Java applications. In addition to the parser generator itself, it provides other standard capabilities related to parser generation such as tree building (via a tool called JJTree included with JavaCC), actions and debugging.
JavaCC is a tool in the Java Tools category of a tech stack.
JavaCC is an open source tool with 683 GitHub stars and 159 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to JavaCC's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses JavaCC?
- Generates parsers that are 100% pure Java, so there is no runtime dependency on JavaCC and no special porting effort required to run on different machine platforms
- Lexical specifications can define tokens not to be case-sensitive either at the global level for the entire lexical specification, or on an individual lexical specification basis
- Comes with JJTree, an extremely powerful tree building pre-processor
- Includes JJDoc, a tool that converts grammar files to documentation files, optionally in HTML.
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