paolo.bonzini at lu.unisi.ch
Wed Nov 14 13:20:53 GMT 2007
Ralph Johnson wrote:
> i suggest that we develop an XML format for representing the standard
(at least the class library part of the standard).
> and a script to convert it into something printable, perhaps by
> generating LaTeX or even PDF directly. It will not necessarily
> generate all the headers that the standards body needs, those can be
> added manually whenever we make an official submission. We will think
> of the XML document as the official standard, while they will think of
> the final PDF as the official standard.
> The advantage of an XML format is that we can use it for many things,
> such as test case generation or code generation. It could be used by
> type checkers, reverse engineering tools, or bug detectors.
Seconded. GNU Smalltalk distribution include parts of the standard in
Smalltalk, as part of its ANSI compliancy tests (which in turn are based
on Richard A. Harmon's). It could be a starting point. I would like to
have an editor, however, rather than editing XML by hand...
Anybody has student manpower to do that? :-)
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