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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-20 17:07:44

ben_at_[hidden] wrote:
> In answer to Paul Giaccone,
> The main selling point of lexertl as far as boost goes is probably speed.
> lexertl lexers are both fast to construct (typically under 100 milliseconds on
> a modern machine) and fast to tokenise input (the generated state machine uses
> the flex technique of equivalence classes).
> I personally like the fact that you can dump the DFA as data and process it
> later with any language you like too.

Spirit is a parser, please don't compare apples and oranges.
You cannot implement, say, Wave, with just a lexer. I suggest
you don't go the "this-is-better-that-is-better" route. Spirit
has its own lexer too, FYI. It's called SLex. See Slex in


Joel de Guzman

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