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  • rdoc/parser.rb
  • rdoc/parser/c.rb
  • rdoc/parser/f95.rb
  • rdoc/parser/perl.rb
  • rdoc/parser/ruby.rb
  • rdoc/parser/simple.rb


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A parser is simple a class that implements

#initialize(file_name, body, options)



The initialize method takes a file name to be used, the body of the file, and an RDoc::Options object. The scan method is then called to return an appropriately parsed TopLevel code object.

The ParseFactory is used to redirect to the correct parser given a filename extension. This magic works because individual parsers have to register themselves with us as they are loaded in. The do this using the following incantation

require "rdoc/parser"

class RDoc::Parser::Xyz < RDoc::Parser
  parse_files_matching /\.xyz$/ # <<<<

  def initialize(file_name, body, options)

  def scan

Just to make life interesting, if we suspect a plain text file, we also look for a shebang line just in case it’s a potential shell script



Public Class Methods

alias_extension(old_ext, new_ext) click to toggle source

Alias an extension to another extension. After this call, files ending “new_ext” will be parsed using the same parser as “old_ext”

               # File rdoc/parser.rb, line 53
def self.alias_extension(old_ext, new_ext)
  old_ext = old_ext.sub(/^\.(.*)/, '\1')
  new_ext = new_ext.sub(/^\.(.*)/, '\1')

  parser = can_parse "xxx.#{old_ext}"
  return false unless parser

  RDoc::Parser.parsers.unshift [/\.#{new_ext}$/, parser]

can_parse(file_name) click to toggle source

Return a parser that can handle a particular extension

               # File rdoc/parser.rb, line 83
def self.can_parse(file_name)
  parser = RDoc::Parser.parsers.find { |regexp,| regexp =~ file_name }.last

  # The default parser should *NOT* parse binary files.
  if parser == RDoc::Parser::Simple then
    if binary? file_name then
      return nil

  return parser
for(top_level, file_name, body, options, stats) click to toggle source

Find the correct parser for a particular file name. Return a SimpleParser for ones that we don’t know

               # File rdoc/parser.rb, line 102
def self.for(top_level, file_name, body, options, stats)
  # If no extension, look for shebang
  if file_name !~ /\.\w+$/ && body =~ %r{\A#!(.+)} then
    shebang = $1
    case shebang
    when %r{env\s+ruby}, %r{/ruby}
      file_name = "dummy.rb"

  parser = can_parse file_name

  # This method must return a parser.
  if !parser then
    parser = RDoc::Parser::Simple
  end top_level, file_name, body, options, stats
new(top_level, file_name, content, options, stats) click to toggle source
               # File rdoc/parser.rb, line 131
def initialize(top_level, file_name, content, options, stats)
  @top_level = top_level
  @file_name = file_name
  @content = content
  @options = options
  @stats = stats
parse_files_matching(regexp) click to toggle source

Record which file types this parser can understand.

               # File rdoc/parser.rb, line 127
def self.parse_files_matching(regexp)
  RDoc::Parser.parsers.unshift [regexp, self]

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