enoch has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

A friend of mine recently asked me if there was a Java language parser in Perl. I thought to myself "sure there is." "After all, there is Verilog::Parser, C::Sharp, SQL::Parser... There has got to be a Java language parser."

My first CPAN search turned up Java::JVM::Classfile, which will parse the byte code. Not exactly what he wanted, but I was on the right track. So, I changed my search terms slightly and looked again. Nothing. So, I turned to the Monastery and did some Super Searching; and again, I come up with nothing.

I find that odd. There has to be one out there, yes? Does any monk know of a parser for Java?