Babelfish is a self-hosted server for source code parsing. The Babelfish service can parse any file, in any supported language, extract an ASTs (Abstract Syntax Tree) from it, and convert it to a UAST (Universal Abstract Syntax Tree) which can enable further analysis and transformation with the included or your own tools using an standard format.
Babelfish was born as a solution for massive code analysis. The goal: analyzing all source code from every repository in the world, for every revision ever.
Current scope is parsing single files in any programming language and producing a universal abstract syntax tree. This helps us to run it at scale.
This scope might expand in the future to full project analysis, where source code can be analyzed with its full context, and not just per-file. Once we get closer to our current scope, we may consider starting such effort.
Some of the use cases that we want to support with AST are:
This repo contains the project documentation, which you can also see properly rendered at https://doc.bblf.sh/.