[antlr-interest] C++ code target

Ric Klaren ric.klaren at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 01:16:14 PDT 2007


On 3/25/07, Arjen Wiersma <arjenw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On the wiki it states that Ric Klaren had a prototype in 2005 and will
> start catching up in August 2006 wrt antrl 3.0's C++ code generation
> target. In the source tarball I noticed that there is very little code
> for C++ aside from the template group itself.
> So, how far is it currently?

Somewhere around start of december I had a modified prototype (mostly
the lexer) but I never managed to sync to the latest changes again
(started moving, which is now mostly finished). It also was not very
userfriendly requiring some annoying implicit template instantations.
This I never checked into perforce so it never went public. It could
deal on the lexer level with unicode in a more or less plugable
fashion. Currently I intend to drop unicode support for now and first
get a 8 bit version out.

> Does it require assistence (I actually can write some C++:)) ?

Some help with the support library and code/design reviewing would be
nice once the base structure is working again :) I'm trying to sync up
again to the latest state of the antlr templates. If you're interested
in helping out you can contact me off list.

> and how about a port of String Template to the world of C++?

I think I would like a port but if I look at how much the paying job
interferes with just antlr I'll not take part in it. StringTemplate
has some nasty bits from a C++ perspective if I recall right.



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