Sparse is a semantic parser of source files. It's neither a compiler (although it could be used as a front-end for one) nor a preprocessor (although it contains a preprocessing phase). It is meant to be a small, simple, easy to use library. Its function is to create a semantic parse tree for some arbitrary user for further analysis. It's not a tokenizer, nor is it a generic context-free parser. Context (semantics) is what it's all about: figuring out not just what the grouping of tokens are, but what the types are that the grouping implies.
Author: Linus Torvalds
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.63 MB, 26 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).