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Subject: Re: [boost] [netlib] Update: 0.9 will not be header-only
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-03 19:58:55

On 12/4/2010 12:45 AM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:

> The biggest culprit at the moment has been the implementation of the
> URI parser that uses Boost.Spirit Qi and>10 rules in the URI parsing
> grammar. The URI implementation is really declarative and nicely
> written (thanks go out to Jeroen Habraken for making that happen). The
> down-side of this has been the compile times: building the simple HTTP
> client takes close to one minute on the machine I'm using -- and by
> moving it to an externally-linked static lib, the compile of the same
> HTTP client is cut down to 10 seconds. Before you ask if I'm using
> GCC, the answer is no, I'm using Clang when developing so that I get
> as much speed as I can when doing the edit-rebuild-test cycle.

Ouch! :P What the compiler giveth, Spirit taketh. It's time we do something
about it.


Joel de Guzman

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