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# [C++] bask in my awesomeness.

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### #1e‍dd  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

POPULAR

XSMELL README
-------------

Congratulations! You have in your hands the MOST BRILLIANTEST C++ XML CREATION
LIBRARY EVER CREATED.

Have you ever needed to embed a quick snippet of HTML or XML in your C++ source
code? Didn't you just hate having to use that obscure string concatenation
syntax?

Well no more! With the advent of XSMELL you can now use regular XML syntax
directly in your source code, thanks to the reckless use of operator

using namespace xsmell;

document doc =
_
<html>_
<title>"XSMELL demo"<!title>_
<body>_
<p>"Yesssssssssssssssss!"<!p>_
<img .src("chucknorris.png") .alt("sneezing eyes open")>_ <!img>_
<!body>_
<!html>
_;

std::cout << doc << '\n';


That's right! Thanks to XSMELL you'll no longer suffer from S-Expression
envy. You've got one up on those Lisp guys now -- smug bastards!

And you no longer have to worry about generating malformed XML! After spending
hours fighting obscure C++ compiler errors, you'll be 100% certain that your
XML is correct.

I couldn't wait for April 1st to come around.

### #2Josh Petrie  Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:28 AM

Win. This is like the <dot> and <cross> "operator" hacks on steroids. I dare you to submit this to Boost.

### #3rip-off  Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:31 AM

There are no words.

### #4Sneftel  Senior Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

Quote:
 Original post by jpetrieI dare you to submit this to Boost.

### #5MaulingMonkey  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:57 AM

It's a little disturbing that one of the first thoughts I had on viewing this code was thinking "Gee, that looks like something I would write..."

### #6Zipster  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:11 AM

I can't tell if these are tears of joy or sadness.

### #7colinhect  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:27 PM

It is like dipping into the part of the yogurt without the fruit in it...

### #8Rraawwrr  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

This is amazing.

### #9Hodgman  Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:00 PM

OMG that is so bad and right.

### #10Cornstalks  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:02 PM

You, sir, have just won the Holy Sh** You're F***ing Awesome Award. Now would be a good time to request a staff member to change your name to "the_awesome_edd."
[ I was ninja'd 71 times before I stopped counting a long time ago ] [ f.k.a. MikeTacular ] [ My Blog ] [ SWFer: Gaplessly looped MP3s in your Flash games ]

### #11/ loufoque   Banned

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:02 PM

Does it even check the document is valid HTML?

Otherwise I think a general-purpose XML or SGML document creation would be more useful.

### #12Cornstalks  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:15 PM

Quote:
 Original post by loufoqueDoes it even check the document is valid HTML?Otherwise I think a general-purpose XML or SGML document creation would be more useful.

Technically, it sounds like it's just an XML library. I believe the reason you can use it to write HTML is because of the syntactical similarities between XML and HTML. And if you look at the source (which is impressive 116 LOC, including white space) it doesn't do any syntax validation.

### #13Hodgman  Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:18 PM

Quote:
 Original post by loufoqueDoes it even check the document is valid HTML?
looking at the demo application, it doesn't know about HTML, just how XML should be structured. The application tells it about what tags you can use:
TAG(html,  NO_ATTRIBS);TAG(head,  NO_ATTRIBS);TAG(title, NO_ATTRIBS);TAG(body,  NO_ATTRIBS);TAG(p,     NO_ATTRIBS);TAG(a,     ATTRIB(href));TAG(img,   ATTRIB(src), ATTRIB(alt));

### #14/ owl   Banned

Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:30 PM

Quote:
 You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want

@the_edd: You Sir, are my new hero.

### #15Sik_the_hedgehog  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:01 PM

Now this made my day XD
Quote:
Original post by owl

Quote:
 You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want

@the_edd: You Sir, are my new hero.

And the best of all is that it's a real license!

Clicky =P

### #16swiftcoder  Senior Moderators

Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:06 PM

Just. Awesome.

Tristam MacDonald - Software Engineer @ Amazon - [swiftcoding] [GitHub]

### #17iblis  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:32 PM

Quote:
 Original post by the_eddhttp://bitbucket.org/edd/xsmell/src/From the readme:XSMELL README-------------Congratulations! You have in your hands the MOST BRILLIANTEST C++ XML CREATION LIBRARY EVER CREATED.Have you ever needed to embed a quick snippet of HTML or XML in your C++ source code? Didn't you just hate having to use that obscure string concatenationsyntax?Well no more! With the advent of XSMELL you can now use regular XML syntaxdirectly in your source code, thanks to the reckless use of operator overloading, template meta-programming and preprocessor macros:*** Source Snippet Removed ***That's right! Thanks to XSMELL you'll no longer suffer from S-Expressionenvy. You've got one up on those Lisp guys now -- smug bastards!And you no longer have to worry about generating malformed XML! After spendinghours fighting obscure C++ compiler errors, you'll be 100% certain that your XML is correct.I couldn't wait for April 1st to come around.

--- xsmell.hpp	2009-06-24 23:46:07.000000000 -0400+++ ../xsmell_fixed.hpp	2009-06-24 23:46:01.000000000 -0400@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@ #include <boost/type_traits/is_same.hpp> #include <boost/mpl/empty.hpp> #include <boost/lexical_cast.hpp>+#include <boost/static_assert.hpp>  namespace xsmell {

I tried to make a patch queue, but bitbucket wasn't letting me authenticate. :D

### #18e‍dd  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:38 PM

Quote:
 Original post by loufoqueDoes it even check the document is valid HTML?

You can define the tags yourself, but it can't check particular "nesting patterns". However, you cannot assign a set of uneven tags to a xsmell::document as you'll get a compile-time assertion. In that sense, the XML is validated.

I know! I can hardly contain myself either!

Quote:
 Original post by Hodgmanlooking at the demo application, it doesn't know about HTML, just how XML should be structured. The application tells it about what tags you can use:

Yes, I am particularly proud of the macro hackery needed to get that ATTRIB/NO_ATTRIBS stuff working. Have a look if you want to see awesome distilled in to it's purest form.

### #19e‍dd  Members

Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

Quote:
 Original post by iblis--- xsmell.hpp 2009-06-24 23:46:07.000000000 -0400+++ ../xsmell_fixed.hpp 2009-06-24 23:46:01.000000000 -0400@@ -17,6 +17,7 @@ #include #include #include +#include namespace xsmell {I tried to make a patch queue, but bitbucket wasn't letting me authenticate. :D