Crate atoms [] [src]

A lightweight, self-contained s-expression parser and data format. Use parse to get an s-expression from its string representation, and the Display trait to serialize it, potentially by doing sexp.to_string().

Atoms is a basic S-expression parser. It parses strings and produces a tree of Cons-cells and atomic values of discrete type. Currently, only the following primitive types are available, and are represented with the Value enum:

The trees are, as expected, formed by Cons cells.

Parsing

Parsing expressions requires a parser to be attached to the given string.

use atoms::{Parser, StringValue};
let text = "(this is a series of symbols)";
let parser = Parser::new(&text);
let parsed = parser.parse_basic().unwrap();
assert_eq!(
    StringValue::into_list(
        vec!["this", "is", "a", "series", "of", "symbols"], 
        |s| StringValue::symbol(s).unwrap()
    ),
    parsed
);

Custom parsing of symbols can be fairly easily defined allowing for restricted symbol sets with parsing errors. See Parser::parse for more.

Rendering

To render out an S-expression, simply use ToString or display it directly.

use atoms::StringValue;
let value = StringValue::cons(
    StringValue::symbol("this").unwrap(),
    StringValue::cons(
        StringValue::string("is"),
        StringValue::cons(
            StringValue::int(4),
            StringValue::symbol("s-expression").unwrap(),
        )
    )
);
assert_eq!(value.to_string(), "(this \"is\" 4 . s-expression)");

Macros

s_tree

Inlining s-expressions

Structs

Parser

A parser for a particular str

Enums

ParseError

Error that occurs when parsing s-expression.

Value

A single value with a variable representation of symbols.

Type Definitions

ParseResult

The result of parsing an s-expression.

StringValue

A single values with symbols represented using String.