FORTRAN namelist input - remember? Replace with XML!

Glenn R. Kronschnabl grk at
Wed Feb 4 15:59:35 GMT 1998

I want to use XML as a general input mechanism for scientific programs.  In 
the old days, say in FORTRAN, one used to use namelist input.  In C/C++, one 
usually wrote a custom driver.  I want to use XML because it appears to make 
sense.  I have started using SP - and want to build a tree that I can query 
(kind of like an xrdb interface) for my input parameters.  But, before I 
embark on this, I was wondering if 1) this makes sense, 2) someone surely has 
a simple tree builder/query interface to SP already that I can use so I don't 
have to write my own (none jumped out at me when I looked around).


Glenn R. Kronschnabl
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