Subject: Re: [boost] Requesting a review of Metaparse
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-28 17:19:21
On 28 Jan 2012, at 18:24, Abel Sinkovics wrote:
> I've created a version of Metaparse that depends on the Boost libraries only. I request this version of Metaparse be placed in the queue for formal review.
> The zipped source code can be found here: http://abel.web.elte.hu/metaparse/metaparse.zip
> The documentation can be found here: http://abel.web.elte.hu/metaparse/metaparse
> The library has been tested on the following compilers:
> - GCC 4.6 (with and without -std=c++0x)
> - GCC 3.4
> - Clang 2.9
> - Visual C++ 10
> A quick summary:
> Metaparse is a library for constructing parsers parsing at compile-time based on template metaprogramming. The parsers built with the library take boost::mpl::strings as input and can produce
> - types
> - objects (types with public static members)
> - callable C++ functions (types with public static method)
> - template metafunction classes
> as output (based on the input being parsed).
> On compilers supporting constexpr the library provides the following syntactic sugar for writing the input of the parsers:
> BOOST_STRING("this is a string")
1) What are the upper limits on the kinds of parsers you can build?
2) How does the library compare to boost::spirit? Is there some reason you did not build it on to of that existing library?