From: joel de guzman (isis-tech_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-08 17:07:26
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Colvin" <gcolvin_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 11:26 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Spirit C++ parser framework
> From: joel de guzman <isis-tech_at_[hidden]>
> > From: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> > > I have received the OK from a compiler vendor using a recursive
> > > backtracking parser for C++ to reveal their identity. And the winner
> > >
> > > Metrowerks
> > >
> > > -Dave
> > >
> > I knew it! And its not a slouch. And Spirit was written on
> > a Mac using CW. I recall reading that Metrowerks got
> > this compiler with pluggable back-ends from a guy named
> > (geez I can't recall). But they hired him and the rest is history.
> > Cool! RD is not a dead-end.
> Yes, it is. A C++ compiler has only one grammer to deal
> with. Spirit should be able to handle any context-free
> grammer you care to throw at it, but being recursive
> descent it cannot.
BTW, CW has pluggable front ends as well.
Anyway, I see your point and I will ponder on it more.
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