This is a tool to build objects from bytestrings and flatten objects down to bytestrings. It is intended to be used when coupling UNIX tools to the object management system. The user defines a grammar that describes her objects. Afterwards, the structurer parses an ascii text according to the given grammar and creates an OBST object structure that represents the corresponding parse tree. The flattener does the inverse transformation, that means it generates an ascii text from a given OBST object structure according to the given grammar.
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