Re: Re. "programmatic"?

Subject: Re: Re. "programmatic"?
From: "Sandy Harris" <sharris -at- dkl -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:58:26 -0500

"Hart, Geoff" wrote:
> 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.
I'd uses "automated" rather than "automatic"

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