Parsing Indentation

A demonstration of parsing indentation (“whitespace significant” language) and the usage of the Indenter class.

Since indentation is context-sensitive, a postlex stage is introduced to manufacture INDENT/DEDENT tokens.

It is crucial for the indenter that the NL_type matches the spaces (and tabs) after the newline.

from lark import Lark
from lark.indenter import Indenter

tree_grammar = r"""
    ?start: _NL* tree

    tree: NAME _NL [_INDENT tree+ _DEDENT]

    %import common.CNAME -> NAME
    %import common.WS_INLINE
    %declare _INDENT _DEDENT
    %ignore WS_INLINE

    _NL: /(\r?\n[\t ]*)+/
"""

class TreeIndenter(Indenter):
    NL_type = '_NL'
    OPEN_PAREN_types = []
    CLOSE_PAREN_types = []
    INDENT_type = '_INDENT'
    DEDENT_type = '_DEDENT'
    tab_len = 8

parser = Lark(tree_grammar, parser='lalr', postlex=TreeIndenter())

test_tree = """
a
    b
    c
        d
        e
    f
        g
"""

def test():
    print(parser.parse(test_tree).pretty())

if __name__ == '__main__':
    test()

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