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Subject: Re: [boost] [Christian S] Spirit and ANTLR - Request for example
From: David Bergman (David.Bergman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-09 13:17:30

On Jun 9, 2009, at 12:46 PM, Christian Schladetsch wrote:

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

ROFL. Yes, you are the Demon! :-) At least you inject a lot of energy
into this list, hopefully you will keep off the negative side of
energy a bit...


> 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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