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Using Elsa to achieve CXXJS

Posted on: May 16, 2011

Elsa is a very thorough (and seemingly general-purpose) C/C++ parser that supports template instantiation and function body parsing. It can be used to output an unambiguous (post-type checking) C++ AST.

There’s a tutorial on Elsa’s website explaining how to modify it, so I’m assuming it shouldn’t be hard to make it recognize CXXJS::* expressions and pass them to an external CXXJS translator to patch the original C++ file.

This is really exciting to me. I hope I can try it out soon!

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