Nail: A Practical Tool for Parsing and Generating Data Formats
Author(s)Bangert, Julian; Zeldovich, Nickolai
Nail: A Practical Interface Generator for Data Formats
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We present Nail, an interface generator that allows programmers to safely parse and generate protocols defined by a Parser-Expression based grammar. Nail uses a richer set of parser combinators that induce an internal representation, obviating the need to write semantic actions. Nail also provides solutions parsing common patterns such as length and offset fields within binary formats that are hard to process with existing parser generators.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Bangert, Julian, and Nickolai Zeldovich. “Nail: A Practical Interface Generator for Data Formats.” 2014 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (May 2014).