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   Re: [xml-dev] From grammar based file to xml file

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> > I have a bunch of program config files with sentences based on a
> > grammar. The files and the grammar were written to be used with the yacc
> > parser. Now I have to port the code from c to python, so I'd like to
> > rewrite these config files as xml to parse them with xml python standard
> > tools.

This may not be directly appropos, but the combination of parset tools, XML, 
Python and C leads me immdiately to think of BisonGen:


"BisonGen is a parser generator for Python. It takes an XML file, similar to 
bison/flex files in format, and generates from it two parsers: one in C, one 
in pure Python."

It should be clarified that both parsers are available from Python.  The nice 
thing about the approach is that the C parser is available for speed, and the 
Python one for portability.

The 4Suite XPath, XPattern and Versa (RDF query language) parsers are written 
in BisonGen as examples.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Gems From the [Python/XML] Archives - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/04/09/py-xm
Introducing N-Triples - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-thi
Use internal references in XML vocabularies - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerw
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo


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