ihji / sbt-antlr4

Antlr4 plugin for sbt 1.1+ and 0.13.x

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This plugin provides an ability to run antlr4 when compiling in sbt 1.1.x and 0.13.x.

How to use

Put your .g4 files in src/main/antlr4 directory and make project/sbt-antlr4.sbt file with the following contents:

// sbt 1.1.x
addSbtPlugin("com.simplytyped" % "sbt-antlr4" % "0.8.3")

// sbt 0.13.x
addSbtPlugin("com.simplytyped" % "sbt-antlr4" % "0.7.13")

And, enable the plugin in your build.sbt file.

// sbt 1.1.x

// sbt 0.13.x

Now, whenever you invoke sbt compile the ANTLR artifacts will be written to ./target/scala-XX.YY/sources_managed/main/antlr4 (depending on your Scala version).


You can select an antl4 version with:

antlr4Version in Antlr4 := "4.8-1" // default: 4.8-1

-package option can be defined by the following setting:

antlr4PackageName in Antlr4 := Some("com.simplytyped")

You can also adjust -listener, -no-listener, -visitor, -no-visitor, -Werror options:

antlr4GenListener in Antlr4 := true // default: true

antlr4GenVisitor in Antlr4 := false // default: false

antlr4TreatWarningsAsErrors in Antlr4 := true // default: false


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