cats-parse VS Scala Parser Combinators

Compare cats-parse vs Scala Parser Combinators and see what are their differences.


A parsing library for the cats ecosystem (by typelevel)

Scala Parser Combinators

simple combinator-based parsing for Scala. formerly part of the Scala standard library, now a separate community-maintained module (by scala)
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cats-parse Scala Parser Combinators
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185 593
1.6% 0.8%
8.8 7.6
8 days ago 13 days ago
Scala Scala
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of cats-parse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-28.

Scala Parser Combinators

Posts with mentions or reviews of Scala Parser Combinators. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-28.
  • Best way to port a scala + swing app to flutter?
    1 project | | 15 May 2022
    Scala used to include a parser combinator library. I don't know whether it comes with a Scala grammar as an example but I'd probably take a day and experiment whether it would be possible to create an AST parser for the Scala grammar.
  • thoroughful tutorial for scala.util.parsing.combinator._
    2 projects | | 28 Apr 2022
    If you find anything that isn't already linked from the README at , please PR the addition to the readme.
  • -🎄- 2021 Day 18 Solutions -🎄-
    144 projects | | 17 Dec 2021
    Mostly a mess of pattern matching. I really need to make some generic tree utilities. Haven't been able to find a decent parser combinator that works in Scala 3 (I usually use fastparse which depends heavily on Scala 2 macros, and scala-parser-combinators works in Scala 3, but I've had a lot of trouble getting it to not be too greedy), so I used the state monad from cats to parse at the bottom of the file, which I think turned out fairly nice.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cats-parse and Scala Parser Combinators you can also consider the following projects:

Fast Parse - Writing Fast Parsers Fast in Scala

scala3-example-project - An example sbt project that compiles using Dotty

Scopt - command line options parsing for Scala

Parboiled2 - A macro-based PEG parser generator for Scala 2.10+

Scallop - a simple Scala CLI parsing library

atto - friendly little parsers

decline - A composable command-line parser for Scala.

CLIST - Command Line Interface Scala Toolkit

Kaitai Struct - Kaitai Struct: declarative language to generate binary data parsers in C++ / C# / Go / Java / JavaScript / Lua / Nim / Perl / PHP / Python / Ruby

rust-langdev - Language development libraries for Rust

jsoniter-scala - Scala macros for compile-time generation of safe and ultra-fast JSON codecs