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

Terence Parr parrt at cs.usfca.edu
Wed Aug 10 13:06:01 PDT 2005

On Aug 9, 2005, at 5:23 PM, Micheal J wrote:

>>> 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...
> Are you saying that it is possible (and relatively painless to  
> tranform TML
> to <other-tag-language>)?. Do you have any such tools ready built?

Sure.  TML has the notion of a target.  It generates HTML and lout at  
the moment.

>> For the "real" doc (i.e., the ANTLR v3 book) I was going to use  
>> latex.
> What's the advantage (if any) over XML?.

"Humans should not have to grok XML" ;)

> I haven't used TeX in any
> significantly angry manner since I discovered Word/PageMaker  ;-)

I hate wysiwyg editors for complicated documents... ;)

>> Hooray!  I wonder if emacs and some rexpr could help.
> Perhaps but, it's all come to nought anyway.
> With the admin passwd reset issue and  the inevitable(??) loss of all
> existing content, noone will ever get to see it and, I doubt he'll be
> willing to repeat a manual conversion.

We can easily export still...no worries.  Uh, wait a minute.  how  
come I can't see the freaking spaces anymore.  All I get is ANTLR 3!!!

Prashant or anybody: can you tell me what happened to the spaces we  

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