From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain met.ie)
Date: Tue 14 Aug 2001 - 11:18:26 IST
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 06:39:54PM +0100 or thereabouts, Glen Gray wrote:
> The point to all this is that I'd like to perhaps write a version of
> this application for linux. There are far better document processing
> utilities out there and the performance increases would be massive. But
> what I'm not sure on is how I could replicate the embedded functionality
> that each document template had. Any suggestions....
Sounds to me like a job for a proper relational database thingy. Perhaps a
bit of tcl/tk for user interface and something to construct the sql to fire
at the database. I fought Word and VBA for some years and it can be
treeibly tempting to try to have Word act as a database instead of going and
designing a proper database (well, as proper as they can get in Access).
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