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Lexer

This step runs a lexical analysis based on your input to make tokens understandable. The lexer will receive a TokenCollection from the reader modifies the set of tokens and returns a TokenCollection that will be the input to the writer.

For the modification, the lexer applies these steps, that act upon your configuration.

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The output of one step is the input to the next step. If you classify a token, you can use these information to filter them afterwards.

normalizeToken()

The purpose of normalization is to "tidy" up your token (names), such as cleaning up possible whitespace or when you are using contexts to extract that part into a structured property.

ts
import { defineConfig } from '@theemo/cli';

import type { Token } from '@theemo/tokens';

export default defineConfig({
  sync: {
    lexer: {
      normalizeToken(token: Token) {
        return {
          ...token,
          name: token.name.trim()
        };
      }
    }
  }
});

classifyToken()

Classifying tokens is to give them a meaning. Here you'll want to set token internals. What's the token tier or its visibility?

Here is a way to set visibility:

ts
import { defineConfig } from '@theemo/cli';

import type { Token } from '@theemo/tokens';

export default defineConfig({
  sync: {
    lexer: {
      classifyToken(token: Token) {
        // assuming you have set `figmaName` before
        return {
          ...token,
          visibility: token.figmaName.startsWith('.') ? 'internal' : 'public'
        }
      }
    }
  }
});

filterToken()

Finally, with structured information available on tokens, it's time to finally filter the output from Figma to our needs.

For example, you are not interested in internal tokens - but all others, this is what your filter can look like:

ts
import { defineConfig } from '@theemo/cli';

import type { Token } from '@theemo/tokens';

export default defineConfig({
  sync: {
    lexer: {
      filterToken(token: Token) {
        return token.visibility !== 'internal';
      }
    }
  }
});