Hi, everyone!

I've been working on an updated tree-sitter parser for the ConTeXt file format.

The parser has pretty good support for parsing a ConTeXt .tex file and 
producing a syntax tree for that file (and, optionally, highlighting).

The parser also has support for using appropriate parsers for areas of the 
document that embed other languages or formats. For example: a tree-sitter 
parser for Lua code already exists, and this parser can call out to that parser 
to handle any properly demarcated Lua code (\startluacode ... \stopluacode) 
present in a ConTeXt document. A full list of supported inclusions (with or 
without available parsers), along with additional notes, are in the Garden:


...and the repo for the tree-sitter-context_en parser itself is here:


Tree-sitter parsers support lots of language bindings with which to build 
tools; I've put together a very badly engineered format-aware spellchecker as a 
demo (may have trouble with Windows EOL encoding):


Please, please do not use this demo in production. :)

A massive caveat regarding OS support:

So far this has been all developed and tested under MacOS, and seems to work 
pretty well in that environment. I've also tested running the parser on Linux 
(Ubuntu), and that was also fairly straight forward. In either case, Rust and a 
C compiler are required for directly using the parser  (and you'll also need 
node/npm to rebuild the grammar itself, if you want to make any changes).

I have a Windows 10 machine, and the development environment on it is a 
complete puzzle to me. I am learning, but: running this parser under Windows 
isn't something I've been able to get working. If you have Windows development 
experience, I'd be happy for any advice on how to support this software on that 

A second, massive caveat for Windows support: this parser should be agnostic 
about how line endings are encoded, and I've done minimal testing, but it 
should have a lot more.

Looking forward:

- This parser is...lightly tested. (More testing of more domains would be 
- This tooling should be useful for small utilities: a linter, a formatter, a 
better spellchecker?
- This tooling should be useful for LSP support?


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