Special thanks to
Dan Nuffer for his work on lexers, parse trees, ASTs, XML parsers, the multi-pass iterator as well as administering Spirit's site, editing, maintaining the CVS and doing the releases plus a zillion of other chores that were almost taken for granted.
Hartmut Kaiser for his work on the C parser, the work on the C/C++ preprocessor, utility parsers, the original port to Intel 5.0, various work on Phoenix, porting to v1.5, the meta-parsers, the grouping-parsers, extensive testing and painstaking attention to details.
Martin Wille who improved grammar multi thread safety, contributed the eol_p parser, the dynamic parsers, documentation and for taking an active role in almost every aspect from brainstorming and design to coding.
Martijn W. Van Der Lee our Web site administrator and for contributing the RFC821 parser.
Juan Carlos Arevalo-Baeza (JCAB) for his work on the C++ parser, the line counting iterator, ports to v1.5 and keeping the mailing list discussions alive and kicking.
Raghavendra Satish for doing the original v1.3 port to VC++ and his work on Phoenix.
Noah Stein for following up and helping Ragav on the VC++ ports.
Hakki Dogusan, for his original v1.0 Pascal parser.
John (EBo) David for his work on the VM and watching over my shoulder as I code giving the impression of distance eXtreme programming.
Chris Uzdavinis for feeding in comments and valuable suggestions as well as editing the documentation.
Carsten Stoll, for his work on dynamic parsers.
Andy Elvey and his conifer parser.
Bruce Florman, who did the original v1.0 port to VC++.
Jeff Westfahl for porting the loop parsers to v1.5 and contributing the file iterator.
Peter Simons for the RFC date parser example and tutorial plus helping out with some nitty gritty details.
Markus Schöpflin for suggesting the end_p parser and lots of other nifty things and his active presence in the mailing list.
Doug Gregor for mentoring and his ability to see things that others don't.
David Abrahams for giving me a job that allows me to still work on Spirit, plus countless advice and help on C++ and specifically template metaprogramming.
Aleksey Gurtovoy for his MPL library from which I stole many metaprogramming tricks especially for less conforming compilers such as Borland and VC6/7.
Gustavo Guerra for his last minute review of Spirit and constant feedback, plus patches here and there (e.g. proposing the new dot behavior of the real numerics parsers).
Nicola Musatti, Paul Snively, Alisdair Meredith and Hugo Duncan for testing and sending in various patches.
Steve Rowe for his splendid work on the TSTs that will soon be taken into Spirit.
My, there's a lot in this list! I hope I did not forget anyone. Ah yes, to my wife Mariel who did the graphics in this document.
Special thanks also to people who gave feedback and valuable comments, particularly
members of Boost and Spirit mailing lists. This includes all those who participated
in the review:
John Maddock, our review manager
David B. Held
Juan Carlos Arevalo-Baeza
Finally thanks to SourceForge for hosting the Spirit project and Boost: a C++ community comprised of extremely talented library authors who participate in the discussion and peer review of well crafted C++ libraries.
Copyright © 1998-2003 Joel de Guzman
Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)