Jane Parsing Logic

Jane divides search into two types:

TYPE I --  A search in a large body of text for specific values
TYPE II -- A parse for a specific format, such as a date, address, file, url, or email formatted strings

Using a combination of both types can be used to speed up complex logical searches. An example would be to use a Type I search for a "/" string then using a Type II parse to determine if the preceding and following text is a url or a file name formatted string.


A "Search" based on some very specific known value.  Search can be on Strings, Objects and Arrays.

The "search" is a statement in the Jane Language.  It provides the location of a string within the content of a given JavaScript value. The statement permits wildcard matches, and complex conditionals to locate a string.  The search can continue on the "preceding" string and./or on the "following" string.  The "preceding" "found" and "preceding" strings values can be recursively searched to any depth.

B = search A for "Apple" preceded by a proper name or followed by a proper name;
The "search" statement is a execute on reference. The "B" value above is the search statement, it can then be used in a the "loop", "for", "locate",  and "replace" statement.  
for (value in B) {...}
loop B (index,value) {...}

while (true)
	c = B;
	if (c == null) break;

C = replace B with "Bradford Pear";

D = locate first B;


A "Parse" of a specific format, starting at a given position. The use of "parse" is to validate, extract, and/or reformat known complex text formats. You may use your own formatting definitions as illustrated in the first tab on this page. The definition of a "parse" is a JavaScript object containing:

The syntax:  set of words,  AND each word, followed by 0 or more commas OR (white space separated)

this.Language = "The little brown fox, The big bad wolf"

"the" AND "little" AND "brown" AND "fox"
"the" AND "big" AND "bad" AND "wolf"

Parsing Syntax:



quoted string
search ".syntax.name" calling method ".action.name" if found
system defined lists: color, state, country, city, county, university, president, time, era, date,
verb, noun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, phrase, location, direction, slang, distance,
solid, gas, liquid, units, element, temperature, angle, house, tool, hospital, religion, songs, relation,
boy, girl (qualifiers [.name, nickname, title, epithet])
person (qualifiers [.historical, .political, .actor, .singer, .musician, .comedian, .writer])
syntax is optional, true condition if found or not
syntax can be an Array (comma, semi-colon or "and" separated)
opcodes: <eod> end-of-data,  <eoln> end-of-line,  <comma> a comma,  <propername> a proper name
<(...)> <[...]> <{...}> <<...>> anything between () [] {} <>
a number, with an optional :range, searching for standard Integer, Float, Hex, Octal, Binary and word numbers
any word
not syntax
all remaining text
repeat same value forever
repeat while true (append into a single value)
match any of the characters in the string (forever)
this.action 	= new Object();
this.syntax 	= new Object();

this.Language		= "{the} {(size)...} {(color)...} (animal)";
this.syntax.animal	= "fox,wolf,bear,rabbit";
this.syntax.size	= "big,little,small,really,big,baby,mama,papa,mother,father,daddy";
this.syntax.color	= "brown,red,blue,green,yellow,black";

this.action.size = function (p) { this.size = p.text; } this.action.color = function (p) { this.color = p.text; } this.action.animal = function (p) { this.type = p.text; }
The really really big blue green fox
the big bear
red fox
little daddy rabbit


The "replace" is a statement in the Jane Language, that uses a Search object to change matched values

C = replace A with "Clingstone Peaches" prompt


The "split" is a statement in the Jane Language, that uses system define logic to separate into an Array object by commonly known structures and by a "search" object. The objective is to handle common formats, JavaScript, CSV, HTML, ...

A = split myJavaScript as JavaScript by function;

Locate (sub search) or Select

The locate and select statements search through search, array or an object. The difference between locate and select is that locate can be placed inside a loop, where select is completely a background operation.

B = search A for HTML_Tags
C = locate in B where tagname = 'script';


C = locate in (search A for HTML_Tags) where tagname = 'script'
C = select * from B group by tagname;


Compiler is to create a custom compiler using the JavaScript syntax, Jane extensions, and/or user defined statement syntax. The created object, will compile from any browser, run the code in emulation in any browser, and create an executable on the compiled program. The compiler will also compile itself to an executable.

	upper = /* ... */; 	// see: "compiler" tab for "upper" statement syntax 

	myStatements = [upper];
	myStatements.include = JavaScript_statement_names + Jane_statement_names;

	A = new Compiler(myStatements);

	script = 'A = "clif Collins"; B = upper A + ' Hello World' ; alert(B);';
	program = A.compile(script);
	bob = new JavaScript$();
	program = bob.compile(script);