atleast : int -> ('a -> 'b * 'a) -> 'a -> 'b list * 'a
Parses at least a given number of successive items using given parser.
If p is a parser and n an integer, atleast n p is a new parser
that attempts to parse at least n successive items using parser p and fails
otherwise. Unless n is positive, this is equivalent to many p.
- FAILURE CONDITIONS
The call to atleast n p itself never fails.
This is one of a suite of combinators for manipulating ``parsers''. A parser is
simply a function whose OCaml type is some instance of
:('a)list -> 'b * ('a)list. The function should take a list of objects of
type :'a (e.g. characters or tokens), parse as much of it as possible from
left to right, and return a pair consisting of the object derived from parsing
(e.g. a term or a special syntax tree) and the list of elements that were not
- SEE ALSO
++, |||, >>, a, atleast, elistof, finished, fix, leftbin, listof, many, nothing,
possibly, rightbin, some.