[gambit-list] Reacquainting myself
hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Sat Jun 4 16:20:39 EDT 2011
New to Gambit, old to Scheme and Lisp (bit I've been away from
actively using them for decades, and much has changed).
I'm refamiliarising myself, taking a small project that I could write in
several other languages in an hour, but doing it as learning project
instead of a quickie implementation, finding out what's available
The project is to take some overly dictatorial HTML and liberate it.
You know the kind of thing, take out all the excess <br>'s and  .'s,
figure out the real structure they're hiding, and reemit it using <p>
and <h5> and other proper tags.
Now I can do all this from scratch, reading characters from ports and
writing code to lex it and parse it and recognise idioms and such ...
but that's so nose-to-the-grindstone.
Isn't the whole point of these new Scheme systems that we can work at a
more conceptual level?
So I ask. What tools and libraries are already there to make this kind
of task easier? Or more elaborate tasks of this kind -- because I will
run into them later. I look in the web and find myself lost in beginner
documentation. I guess I'm looking for links to heavier stuff.
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