[Todd Ditchendorf:TODParseKit] A Mac OS X Parsing/Tokenizing Toolkit Written in Objective-C 2.0

By M. David Peterson
August 17, 2008 | Comments: 1

So this looks interesting... From Todd "Every Day Is Christmas Day!" Ditchendorf, (aka iTod, aka Hackmaster Flash, aka Santa ;-)) comes this sweet little gem:


TODParseKit is a Mac OS X Framework written by Todd Ditchendorf in Objective-C 2.0 and released under the MIT Open Source License. The framework is an Objective-C port of the tools described in "Building Parsers with Java" by Steven John Metsker. Some changes have been made to the designs in the book to match common Cocoa/Objective-C design patterns and conventions. However, the changes are relatively few (Java and ObjC are more similar than they are different), and the book is the best documentation available for this framework.

Nice! When I first started the Saxon.NET project so very long ago the first book I bought to help better understand both the Java language and the process of building a bullet-proof XML parser (the book has a primary focus on building XML parsers, though the title itself doesn't make this obvious) was "Building Parsers with Java" by Steven John Metsker, the same title that Todd has based the TODParseKit upon.

Very nice! (both the TODParseKit and Steven Metsker's title.)

Now I just need to learn Objective-C. ;-) (or port it to C#... Hmmm... Maybe in a few months. Got a couple other projects I need to get finished up first. ;-)

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Thanks for the shoutout mdavid!! a C# port would indeed be great!

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