Dumb Lua Parser

This is the official website for Dumb Lua Parser - a library for tokenizing Lua code or creating ASTs and converting the data back to Lua. It can also optimize and minify code.

The library is a single Lua file with no dependencies other than Lua itself. It works with Lua 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4. LuaJIT should work too. MIT license.

Download the latest stable release here or, if you're cloning the repository, checkout the last commit with a version tag.

Basic usage

local parser = require("dumbParser")

local tokens = parser.tokenizeFile("cool.lua")
local ast    = parser.parse(tokens)

parser.simplify(ast)
parser.printTree(ast)

local lua = parser.toLua(ast, true)
print(lua)

Check out examples.lua for some examples.