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Old 27th November 2003, 14:33   #24
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As you've said, the hard part is indeed coming up with the XML schema (description language) and create the XMLs. Because of that, I think it would be best to use an existing XML parser, libxml for example as it seems the fastest one.

I think the schema should consist of three basic blocks, instructions, installer attributes and pre-processor commands. Each command of each type should first describe the number of arguments it can get and then list the different possibilties. There shold be several types of arguemnts - mandatory (function name), from a list (on|off), optional (/o or /e) and probably some type that indicates it is requried only if some other one was used.

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