I am looking for a tool that reads a rule file and uses this to
process an input file to an output file. I dont want to have a
generator that produces C code, because the syntax (rules) may change
and the person who is changing the rules does not have a C compiler.
What kind of software is that? I am new to this and I dont think that
lex or yacc can do the trick.
To be more specific: We have text documents that should be converted
to HTML. Specific rules apply that shall do formating to the HTML
document. (Automatic url to HREF, e.t.c)
thanks for you help
[There are systems that let you enter BNF to change the syntax on the
fly, but for text to HTML I suspect you'll be happier with regular
expressions and ad-hoc hacks. -John]