Archive for March, 2005

drafting “x:value-of”

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Thinking about testing XML to SXML conversion to pass the second milestone, I found out that I need functionality that was planned for the future. So I temporary switched to the phase three.

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plaguarism detection

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

I developed a tool named GetReuse that smartly calculates a similarity percentage of two texts. At the moment the project is dead, but sometimes I advertise it a bit.

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XML to SXML is probably works

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

(This post was written yesterday, but due to internet outage I’m posting it only now.) Exactly as I expected, implementation of conversion of attributes and namespace definitions has taken one working block. The second milestone is now near.

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bugfixing 2, coredump

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Other two bugs (see “bug list” and “bugfixing 1“) are interrelated. Use of the map is powerful, but dangerous.

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bugfixing 1, NULLs

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

In the previous entry I mentioned three bugs to be fixed. In this post I describe the second issue.

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XML to SXML coredumped

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Surprisingly, conversion from libxml2 tree to SXML seems a trivial task now. Only attributes and namespaces are left.

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more “bad style” programming

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Using a global variable is a bad programming style, isn’t it? But I’ve just used it, and I’m sure it’s a right thing.

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nasty FrameMaker or FrameScript behaviour

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Recently I got a complaint from an user that my FrameScript code did not work. Understanding the problem was a valuable experience.

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XML to SXML conversion is taking off

Monday, March 28th, 2005

Several days ago I passed the first milestone in the generative XML work (conversion from XML to SXML). Reverse conversion looks simplier, but I just was not able to start working on this task.

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domains, godaddy, free dns

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Now I’m the owner of the quite good domains “tohtml.com” and “2html.com”. I’m surprised why they were free.

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in a good company

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

Before announcing QaTeX, Jonathan Fine sent an advance notice to several persons.

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going to participate in GTTSE2005

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

use of setup.py

Friday, March 25th, 2005

While communicating about making TeXML distribution archives, I’ve got examples of powerful use of “setup.py”.

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TeXML day

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

I wanted to work on generative XML, but I had to answer a letter from Paul Tremblay about new release of TeXML. Answering developed into working on TeXML.

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SXML to libxml2 conversion is completed. what’s next?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

All tests are passed, and now I think that conversion from SXML to libxml2 is working and stable.

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namespaces are finished

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Namespace support in the SXML to libxml2 conversion is completed.

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blog was down

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Yesterday evening, trying to write the previous post, I found that my blog isn’t working. It’s the third computer failire in the last days (here are the first one and the second one). Have I bad carma?

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make test

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Before starting fixing the default namespace problem, I’ve created a test framework and added several tests. The results are as usual.

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The 90 Minute Scheme to C compiler

Monday, March 21st, 2005

And although not supporting the whole Scheme standard, the compiler supports fully optimized proper tail calls, continuations, and (of course) full closures. http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~boucherd/mslug/meetings/20041020/minutes-en.html

what’s up with DNS?

Monday, March 21st, 2005

I never understand why, having such a victimable system as DNS, Internet is still alive. Now my understanding is giving up.

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