Re: Welcome to the list!

Sean Grimes (
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 21:40:59 -0500

Norman Lorrain wrote:

One comment: good call regarding the file format (XML). Finally, a"standard"

I've looked at some of the XML, and the impression I got was that it's only
application is for the web. It's simple, it's powerful, but it seems a little
out of place. It just doesn't "feel" right to me. I like the java idea the
best. Anyone who knows C++ wont have any trouble with it. Just learn a couple
new keywords.

Java would be the best choice, since it is a truly portable language. Since
abiWord is going to be multi-platform, this would be the best choice for a
scripting language. Java is universal. In my opinion, I'd go with the Netscape
Java Engine, using it in the beta testing, then license it from Netscape when
abiWord goes commercial.

Sean Grimes

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