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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-21 06:29:55

"How do I make a simple, fast parser" is a commonly-asked question, though
not often here at boost. Maybe it's not seen as a library problem. I think
that's a matter of perspective. Certainly, yacc/Bison are not always easily
available on every platform, so it might be very appropriate for boost (yes,
I realize that the capabilities of recursive-descent are different).


----- Original Message -----
From: "joel de guzman" <joel_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 1:12 AM
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.

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