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Subject: Re: [boost] Phoenix3 port to proto complete
From: Thomas Heller (thom.heller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-23 11:23:29

Giovanni Piero Deretta wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Thomas Heller
> <thom.heller_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Friday 23 July 2010 15:59:46 Robert Jones wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Thomas Heller
>>> <thom.heller_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>>> > Ladies and Gentlemen,
>>> > I proudly announce that the port of phoenix3 is completed! All
>>> > testcases pass! (some with minor modifications)
> Great News!!
> [...]
>> With Boost.Proto we have the unique possibilty to (more or less) easily
>> introspect our pheonix expression and do lots of cool stuff with it.
> Is Phoenix finally compatible with result_of instead of using its own
> protocol?


>> Boost.Bind - The competitor of phoenix::bind:
>> Boost.Bind exists for a long time now. phoenix::bind shall be completely
>> compatible to Boost.Bind (API wise).
>> However it shall not replace Boost.Bind, because Boost.Bind has some
>> advantages over phoenix::bind (compile time, legacy compiler support).
> but phoenix::bind is polymorphic like std::bind, while boost::bind is
> still monomorphic, right?

std::bind and boost::bind are both monomorphic. phoenix::bind is

>> Boost.Lambda - The predecessor of Boost.Phoenix:
>> Boost.Lambda is the one library which inspired to Joel de Guzman to build
>> Phoenix in the first place. It shares many similarities, but phoenix is
>> built upon more modern concepts.
>> IIUC, the plan was to deprecate Boost.Lambda at some point in favor of
>> phoenix.
>> Some needs to clarify this a bit more.
> As far as I remember from the review, it was decided that Phoenix
> would just replace boost.lambda (except that boost.lambda would be
> kept for backward compatibility for some releases); keeping
> compatibility with the Lambda api was hard and just not worth it.

That is correct.

>> C++0x lambdas - The competitor of Boost.Phoenix:
> as long as C++0x lambdas stay monomorphic, there is really no competition
> :D.

I agree :)

> Great job!


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