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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-20 17:24:33

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> 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

Oh and BTW, if you want to talk about speed, matching the speed of
Flex is not good enough. The thing to beat is Re2C! Hartmut and I
shall see how lexertl fares soon. Wave has an adaptable front end
where you can choose your own lexer. Re2C ( is
one of them.


Joel de Guzman

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