Re: Principle of Sustainable Complexity
"Joshua Allen" <joshuaa@m...> writes: > I think there is another big gap that HST people run into, which is > that most of the existing HST tools for Unix are based on text files > that are delimited by LF. Things like grep, cut, and wc are > workhorses of HST, but totally inapplicable to XML. A set of > similar command-line tools that operate on XPath instead of LF would > be a huge help in encouraging adoption of XML, I think. You might find the LT XML toolkit , which was designed to provide exactly this sort of UNIX-style command line flexibility and composibility, worth a look. "The LT XML tool-kit includes stand-alone tools for a wide range of processing of well-formed XML documents, including searching and extracting, down-translation (e.g. report generation, formatting), tokenising[, counting] and sorting." ht  http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/xml/ -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@c... URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/
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