Re. "programmatic"?

Subject: Re. "programmatic"?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 09:06:36 -0500

Frank "I grep therefore I am" <g> Kronberg is seeking a word for the
following process:

To create API documentation:
1) I am greping through C++ source code header files, extracting all
method/function prototypes, as well as typedefs and enums.
2) I am collecting all of these data in a relational database, along with
my hand-written descriptions and notes (also in RDB)
3) From the RDB, I create output with specific formatting conventions and I
serve this output as PDF files and HTML files which are accessed by a
variety of users' browsers.

You could certainly call this a "programmatic" or "algorithmic" approach,
but "automatic" would be a lot less intimidating to the average reader.

--Geoff Hart, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
"The paperless office will arrive when the paperless toilet
arrives."--Matthew Stevens

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