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From: Vesa Karvonen (vesa.karvonen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-21 00:21:23

I had the same idea 3 years ago, when I was first exposed to expression
templates, but never had the time to implement anything of the kind. Yes, at
least I'm interested in such a beast.

----- Original Message -----
From: "joel de guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 8:12
Subject: [boost] [ANN] Spirit C++ parser framework.

> Hello there,
> Spirit is an object oriented recursive descent parser generator framework
> implemented using template meta-programming techniques. Expression
> allow us to approximate the syntax of Extended Backus Normal Form (EBNF)
> completely in C++. The Spirit framework enables a target grammar to be
> written exclusively in C++. EBNF grammar specifications can mix freely
> other C++ code and, thanks to the generative power of C++ templates, are
> immediately executable. In retrospect, conventional compiler-compilers or
> parser-generators have to perform an additional translation step from the
> source EBNF code to C or C++ code.
> I wonder if anyone out there would be interested in such a beast.
> If anyones's interested, I'd be very glad to boostify the code
> and collaborate with people.
> The documentation and source code can be found at
> I would appreciate feedback and comments.
> Regards,
> Joel de Guzman
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