COBOL XML parser?

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Feb 4 14:15:07 GMT 1999

Every month or so I get a ping from a reader asking about parsers in
various languages outside the holy quadrilateral of Java, C/C++, Perl, and
Python.  So far I've had three COBOLs and a FORTRAN.

Does anyone know of parsers (or parser-like projects) in these languages?
I know there's a Delphi parser out there, so my old friend Pascal is in the
loop, as well as JavaScript and I think even VB, but how about:



* Ada

* Lisp

* Smalltalk

I know Unicode and other issues may cause some big problems for the
construction of a 'true' parser in most of these, but I'd love to hear it
if anyone's tried.

Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications (March)
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