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|Original author(s)||Terence Parr and others|
|Initial release||February 1992|
|Stable release||3.2 / 2009-9-23|
|Development status||in active development|
In computer based language recognition, ANother Tool for Language Recognition (ANTLR) is the name of a parser generator that uses LL(*) parsing. ANTLR is the successor to the Purdue Compiler Construction Tool Set (PCCTS), first developed in 1989, and is under active development. Its maintainer is professor Terence Parr of the University of San Francisco.
At the moment, ANTLR supports generating code in C, C++, Java, Python, C#, and Objective-C. ANTLR 3 is free software, published under a 3-clause BSD License. (Previous versions were released as public domain software.)
Several plugins have been developed for the Eclipse development environment to support the ANTLR grammar. There is ANTLR Studio, a proprietary product, as well as the ANTLR 2 and 3 plugins for Eclipse hosted on SourceForge.
- ANTLR Studio
- ANTLR For Delphi Target
- The Definitive ANTLR Reference, an extensive manual for ANTLR written by Parr
- ANTLR tutorial at the University of Birmingham
- For background on the theory, see articles from the ANTLR pages, e.g. an ANTLR journal paper.