A zig parser library for scfg

#2 Add support for comments

~gbrlsnchs commented on zig-scfg todo

7 months ago

#2 Add support for comments

~andreafeletto commented on zig-scfg todo

7 months ago


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A zig library for parsing scfg configuration files.


Clone this repository as a submodule.

git submodule add https://git.sr.ht/~andreafeletto/zig-scfg deps/zig-scfg

Than add the following to your build.zig.

pub fn build(b: *std.build.Builder) void {
    // ...
    const scfg: Pkg = .{
        .name = "scfg",
        .path = .{ .path = "deps/zig-scfg/scfg.zig" },
    // ...

The library can now be imported into your zig project.

const scfg = @import("scfg");


I suggested to use an arena allocator. The resulting tree structure can be quite complex, so manual deallocation could be tricky.

const std = @import("std");
const scfg = @import("scfg");

pub fn main() !void {
    var arena = std.heap.ArenaAllocator.init(std.heap.page_allocator);
    defer arena.deinit();
    const allocator = arena.allocator();

    const source = try std.fs.cwd().readFileAlloc(

    const root = try scfg.parse(allocator, source);
    std.log.info("identifier of the first directive: {s}", .{root[0].name});

The result of the parse function is a slice of pointers to directives. Each directive has the following recursive structure:

const Directive = struct {
    name: []const u8,
    params: [][]const u8,
    blocks: [][]*Directive,


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