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From: joel de guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-15 11:10:34

----- Original Message -----
From: "David B. Held" :

> Is there any reason why the Spirit parser ( wouldn't
> be suitable for these applications and more? I'm sure it would be almost
> trivial to write a command-line parser with semantic actions using Spirit,
> and it seems like a waste of valuable programmer resources to be
> re-inventing the wheel. Perhaps it's too big?

Spirit has grown. It has ASTs, closures, semantic expressions and all those
cool stuff that was discussed a few months ago in this mailing list.

Is it too big? V1.4 will be factored into Spirit core + some layers
on top. Spirit-core will be a lean-mean machine for small micro
parsing stuff. Also, even with the full framework, you don't pay
for features that you don't use.

It is trivial to write simple command line parsers using the framework.
Some Spirit users are already doing this.


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