die(xsltproc) :)

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Wed Nov 30 10:01:25 PST 2005


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 11:23:52AM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>>The purpose of xslt is to convert documents from one form to another;
>>in this case from xml to a Makefile.  Using a general purpose tool to do
> 
> 
> Oh, btw, for the sake of accuracy, in this case xsl doesn't convert it
> to a Makefile - jhalfs does that. The xsl dumps the commands from the
> book in pretty much plain text, just adding a few lines to turn that
> into a shell scriptlet and adjusting the commands slightly in a few
> instances to allow for smooth automation.

Well you could put it all into an xsl file, but that wouldn't make
sense.  You are right, of course.  The xsl converts the xml to a custom
document form suitable for jhalfs to create a Makefile.

  -- Bruce



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