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At 13:15 -0800 1/21/06, Daniel Schierbeck wrote:
>I've been googling around for an XML language that describes source
>code, but all I've found is an old SGML language. It's mostly out of
>curiosity, but I'd like to see if there's a simple language that merely
>marks up variables, constants, functions/methods, numbers, string, etc.
>Something along the line of
> <var>foo</var> <op>:=</op> <str>"foo"</str> <op>+</op> <str>"bar"</str>
>The most important thing is that it should be possible to embed it in XHTML.
> <h:p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:c="urn:code...">
> In the following example we assign <c:str>"foobar"</c:str> to
>Do any of you know such a language?
Have you considered modifying a pretty-printer program?
Or how about the lexical analyzer part of a compiler, the
part which emits the data-typed tokens of the input file
that is being scanned? There are lex/flex files available
for most popular programming languages that you could
probably use as a starting point.
/s/ Ernest G. Allen