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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal: Add Loki Library's SafeFormat to Boost:
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-01 12:35:16

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
> You might think, well Spirit used to be a parser library, not
> something usable for output formatting. But with the event of Spirit
> V2 this has changed. Spirit V2 now is not only a parser generator
> library anymore (Spirit Classic, aka V1.x, now called Spirit.Qi), but
> got extended to cover the domain of (output) generators as well
> (Spirit.Karma). Admittedly, the docs are not complete yet, but if you
> know how to build a parser using Spirit.Qi you shouldn't have
> problems using Spirit.Karma either. Everything is in the SVN (and in
> Boost V1.37, BTW) and the examples should provide a fairly good
> starting point.

I wish you guys could appreciate how all this name changing makes
things much more difficult for us poor library users.

The fact that names are in no way descriptive is another huge time

Now you want to mix in another facility? At least I know
(Or think I know) what spirit was intended to be used for. Now
I'm not so sure. If this is a new facitity - wouldn't Boost custom/rules
require that it be subjected a new review?

Robert Ramey

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