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reply "Joe DeMargaretta" <patrickjfagan hotmail.com> writes:
Does anyone know the status of xmlstl (or know where I can find out?)

thanks
Feb 08 2005
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
Yes, I do.

Currently it's in a very prototypical stage, and there's nothing
releasable. However, I'm been working on a new pattern over the last few
months - called Handle::Ref - which is a technique for implementing
Facades in sets of related classes without incurring coupling costs. The
relevance of this is that one of the technologies I've been prototyping 
it on
is XML, in the form of MSXML.

As with most of the other subprojects of STLSoft, XMLSTL will likely
be primarily driven by my own requirements, although I'm always keen to
hear from other users. For example, I recently worked on a
project for a commercial client that involved ACE, as a result of which
a prototypical ACESTL will be released in the next version of STLSoft.

In terms of "what", XMLSTL will likely be two things, at least 
initially:

    - simple, usable wrappers over things like the COM interfaces of
MSXML
    - generalising components that facilitate the use of different XML 
libraries, such as Xerces, libxml, MSXML, etc.

In terms of "when", I'd say it's not likely that any prototypical XMLSTL 
stuff will make into the next release of STLSoft - 1.8.3, due within 
days/weeks - but it's quite likely that 1.9.1, which I expect will be 
released in Mar/Apr will have some in.

HTH

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Author: "Imperfect C++", Addison-Wesley, 2004
    (http://www.imperfectcplusplus.com)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (http://www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
Director, Synesis Software
    (www.synesis.com.au)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

Synesis Software Pty Ltd
P.O.Box 125
Waverley
New South Wales, 2024
Australia

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"Joe DeMargaretta" <patrickjfagan hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:cuc3lt$1e8p$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Does anyone know the status of xmlstl (or know where I can find out?)

 thanks

Feb 09 2005
parent reply Eric Beyeler <Eric_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <cuevea$15na$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
Yes, I do.

Currently it's in a very prototypical stage, and there's nothing
releasable. However, I'm been working on a new pattern over the last few
months - called Handle::Ref - which is a technique for implementing
Facades in sets of related classes without incurring coupling costs. The
relevance of this is that one of the technologies I've been prototyping 
it on
is XML, in the form of MSXML.

As with most of the other subprojects of STLSoft, XMLSTL will likely
be primarily driven by my own requirements, although I'm always keen to
hear from other users. For example, I recently worked on a
project for a commercial client that involved ACE, as a result of which
a prototypical ACESTL will be released in the next version of STLSoft.

In terms of "what", XMLSTL will likely be two things, at least 
initially:

    - simple, usable wrappers over things like the COM interfaces of
MSXML
    - generalising components that facilitate the use of different XML 
libraries, such as Xerces, libxml, MSXML, etc.

In terms of "when", I'd say it's not likely that any prototypical XMLSTL 
stuff will make into the next release of STLSoft - 1.8.3, due within 
days/weeks - but it's quite likely that 1.9.1, which I expect will be 
released in Mar/Apr will have some in.

HTH

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

I am interested in the xmlstl library. We are planning on using the MSXML parser, but an stl-style wrapper over this would be awesome. Any updates? Eric
Nov 23 2005
parent reply "Matthew" <matthew hat.stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
"Eric Beyeler" <Eric_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:dm2g8f$1m6q$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 In article <cuevea$15na$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
Yes, I do.

Currently it's in a very prototypical stage, and there's nothing
releasable. However, I'm been working on a new pattern over the last few
months - called Handle::Ref - which is a technique for implementing
Facades in sets of related classes without incurring coupling costs. The
relevance of this is that one of the technologies I've been prototyping
it on
is XML, in the form of MSXML.

As with most of the other subprojects of STLSoft, XMLSTL will likely
be primarily driven by my own requirements, although I'm always keen to
hear from other users. For example, I recently worked on a
project for a commercial client that involved ACE, as a result of which
a prototypical ACESTL will be released in the next version of STLSoft.

In terms of "what", XMLSTL will likely be two things, at least
initially:

    - simple, usable wrappers over things like the COM interfaces of
MSXML
    - generalising components that facilitate the use of different XML
libraries, such as Xerces, libxml, MSXML, etc.

In terms of "when", I'd say it's not likely that any prototypical XMLSTL
stuff will make into the next release of STLSoft - 1.8.3, due within
days/weeks - but it's quite likely that 1.9.1, which I expect will be
released in Mar/Apr will have some in.

HTH

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

I am interested in the xmlstl library. We are planning on using the MSXML parser, but an stl-style wrapper over this would be awesome. Any updates?

Hi Eric Alas, no, not really at this stage. I have recently improved the Synesis headers that do part of the job, but a full-blown XMLSTL will take time that I just don't have at the moment. I feel pretty slack, as several things I've wanted to do have gone by the wayside, but for the next couple of months I'm pressed between commercial work for a client and trying to get my next book, Extended STL, out of the way. <thinly-veiled-hint-to-community> If I could get any volunteers who might want to help me with the STLSoft documentation, which is just dying on the vine (the documentation that is, not STLSoft!), that'd be good ... but to be honest that'd still not likely directly hurry along XMLSTL. </thinly-veiled-hint-to-community> FYI: The book's turned into a two-volume affair now, and now you've got me thinking that maybe volume 2 should contain some XMLSTL. In fact, I think that's a very good idea. So all I can say is: watch this space _patiently_. ;-/ Cheers Matthew
Nov 23 2005
parent "Matthew" <matthew hat.stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
Gah! You've pricked my curiosity, and I'm away.

I'll rewrite one of my tools that uses the Synesis headers to use the
prototypical XMLSTL stuff, and see how that goes. Not promising, of course,
but there may be something to report ...
Nov 23 2005