9.3.2 sic_syntax.c

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9.3.2 `sic_syntax.c'

The syntax of the commands in the shell I am writing is defined by a set of syntax handlers which are loaded into `libsic' at startup. I can get the C preprocessor to do most of the repetitive code for me, and just fill in the function bodies:

 #if HAVE_CONFIG_H #  include <sic/config.h> #endif #include "sic.h" /* List of builtin syntax. */ #define syntax_functions                \         SYNTAX(escape,  "\")           \         SYNTAX(space,   " \f\n\r\t\v")  \         SYNTAX(comment, "#")            \         SYNTAX(string,  "\"")           \         SYNTAX(endcmd,  ";")            \         SYNTAX(endstr,  "") /* Prototype Generator. */ #define SIC_SYNTAX(name)                \         int name (Sic *sic, BufferIn *in, BufferOut *out) #define SYNTAX(name, string)            \         extern SIC_SYNTAX (CONC (syntax_, name)); syntax_functions #undef SYNTAX /* Syntax handler mappings. */ Syntax syntax_table[] = { #define SYNTAX(name, string)            \         { CONC (syntax_, name), string },   syntax_functions #undef SYNTAX      { NULL, NULL } }; 

This code writes the prototypes for the syntax handler functions, and creates a table which associates each with one or more characters that might occur in the input stream. The advantage of writing the code this way is that when I want to add a new syntax handler later, it is a simple matter of adding a new row to the syntax_functions macro, and writing the function itself.

This document was generated by Gary V. Vaughan on May, 24 2001 using texi2html

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