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Subject: Re: [boost] My Beast Review
From: Seth (bugs_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-09 22:22:06

On 09-07-17 20:45, Phil Endecott via Boost wrote:
> (I believe that some of the discussion has used this "optimised parser" as
> a justification for not making the code more generic, i.e. to work with
> any iterator pairs. I believe that to be flawed, since (a) I don't think
> this optimisation is useful, and (b) even if it were, the code could
> use it for any contiguous iterators, and fall back to "unoptimised" code
> in other cases. I think that having the "unoptimised" code present would
> be useful for documenting what the parser is trying to do, in any case.)
+1 for this sentiment.

Boost has an excellent library for fast and versatile parsing. Using it
instead would at once lend a level of testing infeasible with the
hand-written code here AND make sure it runs on all target
architectures, as well as on any type of iterators.

I think indeed premature optimization does not benefit the library -
certainly in this stage of adoption.

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