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Importance_2
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A parser is simple a class that implements

#initialize(file_name, body, options)

and

#scan

The initialize method takes a file name to be used, the body of the file, and an RDoc::Options object. The scan method is then called to return an appropriately parsed TopLevel code object.

The ParseFactory is used to redirect to the correct parser given a filename extension. This magic works because individual parsers have to register themselves with us as they are loaded in. The do this using the following incantation

require "rdoc/parser"

class RDoc::Parser::Xyz < RDoc::Parser
  parse_files_matching /\.xyz$/ # <<<<

  def initialize(file_name, body, options)
    ...
  end

  def scan
    ...
  end
end

Just to make life interesting, if we suspect a plain text file, we also look for a shebang line just in case it’s a potential shell script

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