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From "Jens Geyer (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (THRIFT-4156) Using boost spirit instead of lex and yacc
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2017 19:15:41 GMT


Jens Geyer commented on THRIFT-4156:

Not bad. The single most tricky thing we need to cover as well that comes to my mind are doc-comments.
Have a look at THRIFT-3709, there are some good test cases.

> Using boost spirit instead of lex and yacc
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: THRIFT-4156
>                 URL:
>             Project: Thrift
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Compiler (General)
>            Reporter: Mike Gresens
>         Attachments: ast.hpp, parser.cpp
> As a developer I want to use boost spirit to get rid of lex and yacc.
> This kicks dependency to lex, flex, yacc, bison or what ever.
> This makes building easier, because only c++ code must be compiled.
> All grammar is inside the code - all c++. No need to learn ll and yy.

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