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Subject: Re: [proto] Other methods for embedding DSL in C++
From: joel falcou (joel.falcou_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-26 15:54:56

On 26/07/10 21:52, Eric Niebler wrote:
> I confess I'm having a hard time seeing how the code posted in
> Manjunath's original email could result in something that can be
> introspected at runtime. Does it generate byte code? A runtime
> polymorphic AST? And the JIT ... does it actually generate machine code
> that then gets executed?
Yeah screw introspection. It usually generates C code in a string then
JIT it using w/e compiler is lying around.
> Manjunath asked about why this technique is popular in industry. I don't
> know; I've never heard about it before. Is it because it's easier then
> programming with expression templates? Maybe had proto been available
> earlier we'd see more ET-based DSELs today. That could just be my ego
> talking. ;-
Popular != pushed by Intel/Google.

For me it's a bad solution. Hence why we look at CT-EDSL

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