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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-07 21:47:31

"Andrei Alexandrescu" <andrewalex_at_[hidden]> writes:

> A very nice Spirit code sample would be the proverbial dogfood that C++ eats
> itself. To clarify:
> 1. How about an open-source C++ preprocessor (that takes care of #define and
> #include) written in Spirit? Then that preprocessor could be compared with
> existing preprocessors in terms of speed and conformance.
> 2. This is the biggie - how about writing a full-fledged C++ parser (with
> symbol tables!) in Spirit? Now that would be cool...

That's a work-in-progress, AFAIK. I think once you get a C++ parser
you'll probably discover it's not all that useful without something
which can represent the type system. And then you pretty much
implement the whole template machinery... well, I think you can guess
what kind of project that turns into.

                       David Abrahams
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