parsec-3.1.0: Monadic parser combinators




Parse errors



data Message Source

This abstract data type represents parse error messages. There are four kinds of messages:

  data Message = SysUnExpect String
               | UnExpect String
               | Expect String
               | Message String

The fine distinction between different kinds of parse errors allows the system to generate quite good error messages for the user. It also allows error messages that are formatted in different languages. Each kind of message is generated by different combinators:

  • A SysUnExpect message is automatically generated by the Text.Parsec.Combinator.satisfy combinator. The argument is the unexpected input.
  • A UnExpect message is generated by the Text.Parsec.Prim.unexpected combinator. The argument describes the unexpected item.
  • A Expect message is generated by the Text.Parsec.Prim.<?> combinator. The argument describes the expected item.
  • A Message message is generated by the fail combinator. The argument is some general parser message.

messageString :: Message -> StringSource

Extract the message string from an error message

data ParseError Source

The abstract data type ParseError represents parse errors. It provides the source position (SourcePos) of the error and a list of error messages (Message). A ParseError can be returned by the function Text.Parsec.Prim.parse. ParseError is an instance of the Show class.


errorPos :: ParseError -> SourcePosSource

Extracts the source position from the parse error

errorMessages :: ParseError -> [Message]Source

Extracts the list of error messages from the parse error