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From: Tom Brinkman (reportbase_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-01 15:02:53

Proto is the new backend for boost::spirit, boost::xpressive and the
re-write of boost::phoenix, this is indeed an important library.
It would seem that "Proto" already has the support of all of the top boost

1) I wonder if you could give us a little bit of history, what motivated
this library?

2) What were the defincies in previous design of boost::spirit. Why does
spirit need a new backend?

Learning to use boost:spirit is about a six month learing curve, but well
worth it. For me, it was my
introduction to functional programming. I'm excited to see what else is

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