NPG a Naive Parser Generator
			   for Common Lisp

	 Copyright (C) 2003-2006, 2010 by Walter C. Pelissero

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This library generates on the fly (no external representation of the
parser is produced) a recursive descendant parser based on the grammar
rules you have fed it with.  The parser object can then be used to
scan tokenised input.  Although a facility to produce a lexical
analiser is not provided, to write such a library is fairly easy for
most languages.  NPG parsers require your lexer to adhere to a certain
protocol to be able to communicate with them.  Examples are provided
that explain these requirements.

While quite possibly not producing the fastest parsers in town, it's
fairly simple and hopefully easy to debug.  It accepts a lispy EBNF
grammar description of arbitrary complexity with the exception of
mutually left recursive rules (watch out, they produce undetected
infinite recursion) and produces a backtracking recursive descendant
parser.  Immediate left recursive rules are properly simplified,

Multiple concurrent parsers are supported.

To compile, an ASDF file is provided.

See the examples directory for clues on how to use it.