Alex is a Lex-like tool for generating Haskell scanners. For complete documentation, see the doc directory.
Alex is built using Cabal. First install GHC and cabal-install, then:
$ cabal configure $ cabal build $ cabal install
Alex version 2.0 has changed fairly considerably since version 1.x, and the syntax is almost completely different. For a detailed list of changes, see the release notes in the documentation.
Alex is now covered by a BSD-Style licence; see the licence file in the 'doc' directory for details.
The sources are in the 'src' directory and the documentation in the 'doc' directory; various examples are in the 'examples' subdirectory.
The source code in the 'src' and 'examples' directories is intended for a Haskell 98 compiler with hierarchical modules. It should work with GHC >= 5.04.
Please report any bugs or comments at https://github.com/simonmar/alex/issues
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