Re: Jade Maintenance (Was: RE: Sorted table of contents?)

Subject: Re: Jade Maintenance (Was: RE: Sorted table of contents?)
From: Matthias Clasen <clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 15:18:30 +0200
> > Have you submitted it to James Clark for future inclusion? Does your
> No, since it hasn't been designed or tested for total compliance with the
> standard (I'm not even sure what that entails - maybe it works as-is).
> > patch
> > support different languages?
> It just calls the wcs* functions supplied by the run-time library, so there
> is a good chance it violates the letter of the standard (though it agrees in
> spirit).
> > 
> > In my opinion, we should try to have the whole expresion language
> > implemented, because it's not hard and will be useful someday. I
> Absolutely. And doing it bit by bit, on a need-this-feature-today, is the
> way to go for the simple stuff. There just needs to be an active maintainer.
> My company can probably host a CVS server for this, and perhaps help a
> little in Jade maintenance.
> > posted a
> > patch with some trivial primitives to James some month ago, but
> > received
> > no answer. Anyone who knows if he is actively maintaining jade? (I
> > know he
> > is a busy man, and I am not complaining - just wondering...)
> > 
> I sent him a defect report on the dsssl standard and received no reply as
> well. I hope it's just a very long vacation.

I already sent patches to James implementing virtually the complete
expression language including the language-dependent stuff - almost
a year ago. I think it would be a really great idea to get some kind of
jade-maintainance going to get more of the standard implemented. 
I'll be more than happy to dig out my old patches and make them available.


Matthias Clasen, 
Tel. 0761/203-5606
Email: clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mathematisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

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