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From: joel de guzman (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-17 16:12:09

----- Original Message -----
From: "rogeeff"
> >
> > BTW. I preprocessed both files and the Spirit version is 1MB (v1.3)
> > and 843K (v1.2) [ this includes the standard libs ]
> >
> > *** This should drop considerably when spirit-core is isolated ***
> >
> > while the hand-coded tokenizer version is 793K
> > [ also includes the standard libs ]
> >
> > Regards,
> > --Joel
> I am not sure that it is reasonable to compare generic parser
> implementation with Spirit one, since first one would not affect user
> code, while second one does. Custom parsing rules that introduced by
> user are not part of the generic framework and as I assume will be
> considerably rarely used, while Spirit overhead will be present
> always. Depending what I prefer I could choose more safe, small,
> quick or powerful solution and use approptiate tools to implement it.

As Doug and David said, Spirit should not be exposed. It can very
well be hidden in your cpp file. Yet, even if Spirit needs to be exposed,
as Dan noted, only the forward declarations should actually be needed
which is about 3K of interface code.


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