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Subject: Re: [boost] Scalpel: a Spirit&Wave-powered C++ source code analysis library
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-03 18:57:44

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Florian Goujeon
<florian.goujeon_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> All competition is stimulating. It's beneficial for everyone. All
> competitors are different from each other and aim to bring a surplus
> value. As I said, Scalpel brings high homogeneity with Boost. It has
> its own unique design and I also plan to endow it with round-trip
> engineering capabilities.

One area that scalpel could conceivably find a niche, depending on how
you do it, would be in analyzing source code without seeing the full
translation unit (as you might for syntax-coloring purposes). Since
CLANG is really built to be a compiler, I don't think it can do that.

Of course I realize you can't always get a correct analysis if you
don't see the whole TU, but especially if you're willing to do
nondeterministic parsing/backtracking, you could very easily do a
really good job.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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