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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: GSoC Progress
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:38:26 GMT
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:24 AM, Noah Tilton <> wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> Sorry for the radio silence. I've been reading a bunch of books on the
> topic of language design and writing rough code. Mostly the struggle comes
> down to mapping the java API to the DSL syntax, and I haven't really hit on
> the cleanest way to do this yet.

Something I just ran across, in another Apache project:  command line
utilities for PDFBox:

Not a DSL approach, of course, but if gives a sense of the kinds of
operations they found useful for their users.

> And debugging a DSL is hard!

For the programmer of the DSL, yes.  But what can you do to make it
easier for the user of the DSL?

> That said, I'll check in some code this week.

Great.  Enjoy your 4th of July holiday next week!


> Thanks!
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Hi Noah,
>> How is it going with the ODF Command Line tools?
>> At some point I'll need to write up a mid-summer and final evaluation
>> of your progress.  It would help me a lot if you could post a summary
>> of your progress and accomplishments, at least every other week.  Of
>> course, feel free to post a question or an idea to the list at any
>> time.
>> Thanks!
>> -Rob
> --
> Noah

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