[ANN] hlafsm - using an extensible language to specify finite state machines - feedback appreciated

Tony Arcieri tony at medioh.com
Tue Apr 8 04:53:17 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 7:56 PM, Chris Brody <chris.brody at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to announce the beginning of a rapid-development project
> to use an extensible language to solve what is classically one of the
> ugliest programming tasks: coding finite state machines (FSMs).

Can you tell us how your project compares to Ragel (
http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~thurston/ragel/) and/or SMC (
http://smc.sourceforge.net/)?  It sounds like you aren't targeting
intermediate languages (like C) and are instead compiling directly to x86
opcodes.  Is this the case?

Tony Arcieri
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