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Subject: Re: [boost] Library for configuration file parsing
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-02 07:53:23

Joel de Guzman wrote:
> On 12/2/2010 5:25 AM, Mika Heiskanen wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-12-01 at 22:59 +0200, Marsh Ray wrote:
> >> On 12/01/2010 11:08 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> >>> I personally
> >>> would be suspicious of a library submission which could
> >>> use it but declines to do so. Actually, parsing a JSON file
> >>> would best rendered as an example application for spirit.
> >>
> >> Yeah, I think it would make a great example.
> >
> > Once again:
> >
> >
> >
> > Unicode support is lacking in features though.
> Spirit2 has unicode support. I'll most probably write a robust
> JSON parser very soon. It will play along perfectly with the
> S-expression example and the universal-tree AST (utree) Hartmut
> and I have been tinkering with for the past BoostCon.

Such non-trivial examples, developed as tutorials, would be tremendously useful to improve the experience of those trying to use Spirit for non-trivial problems.

> Our current goal is to 1) ease the learning curve 2) provide
> a clear and easy development cycle for incremental development.

These are excellent goals and will go a very long way to increasing the use of Spirit if met.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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