Metaparse is parser generator library for template metaprograms. The purpose of this library is to support the creation of parsers that parse at compile time. This library is intended to be used for embedded domain specific language creation for C++. The input of the generated parser is a compile time string, see string. The result of the parsing process is either an error or any other result the writer of the parser specifies.

The library is similar to Boost.Spirit, however while parsers built with Spirit parse at run-time, parsers built with Metaparse parse at compile-time. Parsers built with Metaparse can output:

Based on C++11 features the library can provide advanced utilities for defining the input string, the rest of the library works on C++98-based compilers as well.

Ábel Sinkovics, Dave Abrahams:
Using strings in C++ template metaprograms,

Ábel Sinkovics, Zoltán Porkoláb:
Domain-Specific Language Integration with C++ Template Metaprogramming,
In Marjan Mernik (Ed): Formal and Practical Aspects of Domain-Specific Languages: Recent Developments. Published by Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA. ISBN 978-1-4666-2092-6 (hardcover) - ISBN 978-1-4666-2093-3 (ebook) - ISBN 978-1-4666-2094-0 pp. 33-56. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2092-6.ch002

Ábel Sinkovics, Zoltán Porkoláb:
Metaparse - Compile-time Parsing with C++ Template Metaprogramming,
In C++Now! Aspen, Colorado, 15th May, 2012.

Zoltán Porkoláb, Ábel Sinkovics:
Domain-specific Language Integration with Compile-time Parser Generator Library,
In Eelco Visser, Jaakko Järvi, editors, Proceedings of the ninth international conference on Generative programming and component engineering (GPCE 2010). ACM, October 2010, pp. 137-146.