[antlr-interest] Wish we had used XML for all documentation now?

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Tue Aug 9 16:56:24 PDT 2005

On Aug 9, 2005, at 5:01 PM, Micheal J wrote:

> Not suprisingly Confluence has it's own tag language.
> I can't help but note that had all the docs been in some adequate  
> semantic
> XML format (e.g. DocBook) it would be relatively easy to cook up  
> some XSLT
> to reproduce the docs in Confluence.

Yup.  It was started before XML though.  Yep, been that long.

> Is this possible with TML without much lasting damage to one's already
> dwindling follicular reserves?

I was thinking of that and had started converting to TML earlier...

For the "real" doc (i.e., the ANTLR v3 book) I was going to use latex.

> Cheers,
> Micheal
> PS    Kunle did reproduce the CSharp Runtime doc manually just to  
> see what
> Confluence has to offer. He reports much pain (as is typically of such
> manual tasks) but, results are very pleasing to the eyes.

Hooray!  I wonder if emacs and some rexpr could help.

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