Subject: Re: [boost] The C++ Post-Processor
From: Christian Schladetsch (christian.schladetsch_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-19 10:31:25
> > And, is there any serious effort to make a formal and correct C++
> > interpreter?
> Have a look at http://root.cern.ch/drupal/content/cint . Cint has been in
> production use at CERN as part of the ROOT analysis toolkit for a number of
> years. I doubt that it will fulfill all of your wishes -- e.g. it'll be
> able to cope with some, but certainly not all of Boost's libraries. But it
> is the best starting point I can think of.
I have looked at Cint, and have been impressed. Using it was a little less
terrible than using, say, LUA or Boost.Python.
It is good, but it is not a C++ interpreter as I imagine: with clean and
easy bindings, and full language support.
Some will argue that I am too high-minded and should just settle for a
C++-ish system embedded in C++. Perhaps that is true.
But I really do think that C++ needs %100 reflection, and that it needs a
better pre-processor. It would be awesome if we could kill three birds with
one stone and produced a C++ that produced C++ which was interpreted by C++
and created C++.
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