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Subject: Re: [boost] Phoenix3 Status update.
From: Thomas Heller (thom.heller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-24 04:48:45

Joel de Guzman <joel <at>> writes:
> On 12/24/2010 8:27 AM, Thomas Heller wrote:
> > Eric Niebler<eric<at>> writes:
> >>
> >> On 12/23/2010 1:28 PM, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
> >>> Thomas Heller wrote:
> >>>> I guess we can schedule the review now. Hartmut, does your offer still
> >>>> stand?
> >>>
> >>> Definitely. Let's do it asap. What about mid January?
> >
> > Mid January sounds good. I guess everyone involved needs a little pressure
> >
> >> Before it can be effectively reviewed, at least some of the new docs
> >> need to be finished. The mini-review was requested because Phoenix
> >> needed to be ported to Proto. The Phoenix grammar, intermediate form,
> >> evaluators and extension mechanism need to be documented so folks can
> >> judge how well the Proto port has been accomplished. It doesn't have to
> >> be an elaborate production, but there needs to be something.
> >>
> >> My 02,
> >>
> >
> > The docs are one of my priorities right now. They need a complete work over.
> You mean the extension docs, right? The users docs should, by and large
> should be fine.

Yes, the user docs are fine. I want to write more about what phoenix is.
That means, what is an expression, how does it get evaluated etc. This would
lead naturally to the extension mechanisms there are.

> > But before i tackle the docs I would like to finish the BLL compatiblity
> It would also be good to grab as much docs from BLL into Phoenix.

Good idea!

> BTW, what about compile time? Have you had any success with the
> preprocessor idea? To be honest, my biggest concern is the compile
> time of V3 phoenix over V2. Compile time is already an issue with
> Spirit2. Now we'll be adding more on top of it.

Compile time without preprocessing is better than with phoenix2.
I didn't have time yet to implement that idea. One of the main offenders wrt.
preprocessing time are fusion, proto and of course phoenix itself.

> Regards,

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