[lug] MEAS Data file format
archer at meer.net
Wed Aug 16 13:39:10 MDT 2000
> * Write a grammar for your data file format (you do not need to admit
> to anyone that you did it). ...
> * I have no idea how practical this is in your setting. But you might
> consider an alternative (actually an addition) to defining a
> file-format: provide a library of (object-oriented?) functions that
> enable people to write your standard files without even knowing that
> they are doing it.
Both these suggestions raise important points in favor of an XML
definition for this format. At this point in time, I see little
benefit to defining a format that isn't XML based.
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