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Subject: Re: [boost] [Christian S] Spirit and ANTLR - Request for example
From: Christian Schladetsch (christian.schladetsch_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-09 12:46:30

This exactly corelates to my 1,2,3 steps of Spirite usage.
But somehow I am the Demon?

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:36 AM, Konstantin Litvinenko <
to.darkangel_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> John Phillips ÐÉÛÅÔ:
>> In general, this is a better way to critique by comparison. Provide
>> actual working code for the comparison, and there is far less room for
>> misinterpretation of intent or conclusions.
> Okay, I will try.... :)
> When I decide to write my own Boost.Build v2 on steroids, first of
> all I pick the Spirit as parser, because I knew it. After writing more or
> less complex gramma I hit into slow edit/compile/run cycles. That was
> annoying but I can live with it. But when I hit the gramma debugging I gived
> up. For me debuging was impossible to do in any reasonable time. May be I
> use Spirit in a wrong way, I suppose I am not, but I decide to give a try to
> ANTLR v3. Now I can tell for sure - I will never use Spirit for more-less
> complex gramma until at least it will have tool like ANTLRWorks is. I am not
> a compiler builder expert, but experienced C++ developer. I need the tool to
> solve problems. In that single example Spirit doesn't solve my problems it
> only introduce new.
> Even in Hammer frontend I can't use Spirit I use it everywhere where
> I need a small inline parsing. Before Spirit I have used boost.regex. But
> since I learn Spirit I do not use it anymore. EBNF is much more readable for
> me than regexes.
> That is my experience....
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