Crate nom_locate

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nom_locate, a special input type to locate tokens

The source code is available on Github


This crate exposes two cargo feature flags, generic-simd and runtime-dispatch-simd. These correspond to the features exposed by bytecount.

§How to use it

The explanations are given in the README of the Github repository. You may also consult the FAQ.

extern crate nom;
extern crate nom_locate;

use nom_locate::LocatedSpan;
type Span<'a> = LocatedSpan<&'a str>;

struct Token<'a> {
    pub position: Span<'a>,
    pub foo: String,
    pub bar: String,

named!(parse_foobar( Span ) -> Token, do_parse!(
    take_until!("foo") >>
    position: position!() >>
    foo: tag!("foo") >>
    bar: tag!("bar") >>
    (Token {
        position: position,
        foo: foo.to_string(),
        bar: bar.to_string()

fn main () {
    let input = Span::new("Lorem ipsum \n foobar");
    let output = parse_foobar(input);
    let position = output.unwrap().1.position;
    assert_eq!(position.location_offset(), 14);
    assert_eq!(position.location_line(), 2);
    assert_eq!(position.fragment(), &"");
    assert_eq!(position.get_column(), 2);
fn main() {}

§Extra information

You can also add arbitrary extra information using the extra property of LocatedSpan. This property is not used when comparing two LocatedSpans.

``̀` use nom_locate::LocatedSpan; type Span<’a> = LocatedSpan<&’a str, String>;

let input = Span::new(“Lorem ipsum \n foobar”, “filename”); let output = parse_foobar(input); let extra = output.unwrap().1.extra; ``̀`



  • A LocatedSpan is a set of meta information about the location of a token, including extra information.


  • Capture the position of the current fragment