FORTRAN namelist input - remember? Replace with XML!

Paul Prescod papresco at
Wed Feb 4 18:26:29 GMT 1998

Glenn R. Kronschnabl wrote:
> 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).

Download the source distribution of Jade (
and look at GroveNode.h and GroveBuilder.h .

 Paul Prescod

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