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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-15 11:10:02

David B. Held wrote:
> 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?

1. I think that parsing proper is not the most complex thing. It's assigment
to program variables and validation that was hard, at least for me.
2. Spirit is nondeterministic recursive descent parser. I don't find this is
acceptable. We want to detect ambiguity in option specification.

- Volodya

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