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Re: RS274X file format.


By using exceptions, it was possible to keep the "error reporting UI code" out of the low level parser and up at a higher calling layer where the catch resides.

I like this solution as well. I know in the past there were some issues
using exceptions with wxWidgets. I don't know if that is still the
case. I have avoided using them to prevent portability issue between

What, I am confused. Are there are C++ compilers out there that meet these criteria:

1) Don't handle exceptions

2) We want to use them

That would be an odd combination for me.

My only suggestion is to make parsers stream based for
flexibility rather than just file based.

Please elaborate on what you mean by "stream", by pointing to a specific C++ class hierarchy. In my specctra import, I specifically abstracted the input source by using a LineReader class. All that one would need to do is provide an alternative line reader. That lexer/parser stack needs lines of text, and it does not care where they come from. There is no file I/O sprinkled throughout the code. A "line reader" is perhaps another name for input abstraction, but I chose it because it says what is needed, a full line of text. Obviously it would be trivial to create an alternative line reader which gets its data from somewhere else, from RAM for example.

Computers have so much ram nowadays there is becoming less reason to have all kinds of abstract forms of input. It is trivial to read an entire file into ram and then walk through it. That would be the typical idiom in python.


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