Re: [xsl] XSLT In the Build Process?

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT In the Build Process?
From: Mitch Amiano <mitch.amiano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 09:06:58 -0400
(Reposting a bounced reply.)

Tony Graham wrote:

Mitch Amiano wrote at  9 May 2003 15:54:20 -0400:
 > I've observed a team of developers using XSLT as a build tool to
 > generate C++ code, instead of using the UML tool that had been
 > selected for them (Rhapsody). They modelled various aspects of the
 > problem domain using XML, and used XSLT templates to pump out C++.
 > How common is this approach? Anyone else have experience long-term
 > applying a similar approach?

Much of the C code for the Sun xmlroff XSL formatter [1] is generated
from the XML for the XSL 1.0 Recommendation.

If I may speak for Dave Pawson, the appendices in his XSL FO book are
also generated from the XML for the XSL 1.0 Recommendation.

Interesting. Actually, I'd consider the "generate sources from domain profile" pattern (if I give that name to the situation I described) somewhat different than the document generation case, which I'd consider more.... normal (for lack of a better word). But perhaps the field is converging to the extent that one can no longer draw an absolute distinction?


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