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Xtext vs ANTLR vs Parser Combinators

So you have decided that you need a parser, a real one. Now you need to decide what to use to implement that parser. There are several choices: Create your own parser manually Use a parser combinator library like fastparse or parboiled2 Use a parser generator, like Antlr Use a language workbench, like Xtext or Langium Each choice has advantages and disadvantages that I will discuss in this post.

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