boost::spirit Library Usage Example
Tasks of lexical, syntax and semantic analysis come up at the every day programmers'
practice quite often. Most often a plain symbols stream plays a role of an input stream.
A typical example of a similar task is reading a textual configuration file of some
application. That kind of tasks is usually solved with the help of tools like flex and yacc.
However there is more elegant solution for C++. The boost::spirit library simplifies the
mentioned analysis stages considerably. The result C++ code gets compact and easy to make
The translator and and the virtual machine code was tested with gcc 3.4.2 and boost 1.33.0 on Linux. Most probably it will work on any other platform which is supported by boost.
Last Updated: December 8, 2005