For getting started with LALRPOP, it's probably best if you read the tutorial, which will introduce you to the syntax of LALRPOP files and so forth.

But if you've done this before, or you're just the impatient sort, here is a quick 'cheat sheet' for setting up your project. First, add the following lines to your Cargo.toml:

[package]
...
build = "build.rs" # LALRPOP preprocessing

# The generated code depends on lalrpop-util.
#
# The generated tokenizer depends on the regex crate.
#
# (If you write your own tokenizer, or already have the regex
# crate, you can skip this dependency.)
[dependencies]
lalrpop-util = "0.17.1"
regex = "0.2.0"

# Add a build-time dependency on the lalrpop library:
[build-dependencies]
lalrpop = "0.17.1"

Next create a build.rs file that looks like:

extern crate lalrpop;

fn main() {
    lalrpop::process_root().unwrap();
}

(If you already have a build.rs file, you should be able to just call process_root in addition to whatever else that file is doing.)

That's it! Note that process_root simply uses the default settings. If you want to configure how LALRPOP executes, see the advanced setup section.

Running manually

If you prefer, you can also run the lalrpop crate as an executable. Simply run cargo install lalrpop and then you will get a lalrpop binary you can execute, like so:

lalrpop file.lalrpop

This will generate file.rs for you. Note that it only executes if file.lalrpop is newer than file.rs; if you'd prefer to execute unconditionally, pass -f (also try --help for other options).