From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-05-21 18:57:47
From: joel de guzman <joel_at_[hidden]>
> From: "Greg Colvin":
> > How is this related to Damian Conway's work? It seems to be the same
> > idea, but I don't see any references to it in your documentation:
> I haven't seen that. There's no relation. Will read.
> > I've been wanting to combine Conway's ideas with the Boost regex
> > library, but given how unlikely I am to have the time I'm happy to
> > see the Spirit work go forward in Boost.
> I'd appreciate collaboration very much. basically what I initiated
> is an idea and a prototype. I want to get input on how this should
> proceed further.
I'd like to see some discussion of:
how Spirit relates to previous work in the literature, like Conway's;
where Spirit fits in the world of existing similar tools like lex,
yacc, as such;
what kind of thing Spirit is theoretically (you've mentioned LL(?) and
determinism but I'm not sure of the implications);
where Spirit fits in Boost, such as whether it can make use of existing
tools like regex and functional, and whether authors of other libraries
would find it useful.
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