[OT] code is data

Boris Borcic bborcic at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 14:49:50 CEST 2006


bruno at modulix wrote:
> Anton Vredegoor wrote:
>> bruno at modulix wrote:
>>
>>> I still don't get the point.
>>
>> Well, I've got to be careful here, lest I'd be associated with the
>> terr.., eh, the childp..., eh the macro-enablers.
>>
>> The idea is to have a way to transform a Python (.py) module into XML
>> and then do source code manipulations in XML-space using ElementTree.
> 
> My my my... I'm not against the idea of dynamic source code
> transformation, but for heaven's sake, *why* would one put XML in the
> mix ???????

If a good transform could "reveal" xml as "python's s-expression syntax", not 
only would source2source transform using xml t2t transform tools be facilitated, 
but generally speaking it would be easier for "xml retro-coded" python source to 
find its way through xml-enabled tools&chains. And incite developpers of such 
tools to consider python a better candidate (eg than it currently is) whenever 
the matter of scripting the tool comes up.



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