[Mono-list] Using the mono jay parser

Francis Brosnan Blázquez francis@aspl.es
Sat, 09 Oct 2004 20:27:26 +0200


We are developing an application using mono which have to parse
molecular definitions written in Smiles format. We have already use
bison and flex tools to produce scanners and parsers before, so we want
to keep doing the same ;).

We have started to figure out how mono uses the jay modified version to
produce its c# parser but we are having some problems. One problem is
that we don't find how mono produces its scanner. What lexer is mono
using?. The other problem is that we haven't found much documentation on
how to use jay (not how to use lex and yacc languages) to produce a

It would be great to have some guidelines to start. Anything will be
appreciated: files to look, ideas, concepts on how to use your modified


Francis Brosnan Blázquez <francis@aspl.es>
Advanced Software Production Line, S.L.