[Pdx-pm] October meeting 1 week from today -- Shebangml: a markup language with bacon

Seven till Seven enobacon at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 21:14:06 PDT 2011

(Note the day change:  2nd Thursday of the month.)

  Thu. October 13th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek - 1731 SE 10th Ave.

  speaker: Eric Wilhelm

Shebangml is a markup language[1] which saves programmers from gouging 
their eyes out on pointy angle brackets.

Most pointy ML data (SGML/XML/XHTML/HTML) can be translated to and from 
this human-readable, bacony syntax. This allows modern programmers to 
interface with legacy software such as WWW browsers and other relics 
like "Enterprise Java Software". But the true power of shebangml lies 
in the '#!' (hash-bang/shebang) and its programmable templating 

Unlike most "don't make me write HTML" generators and markup 
replacements, hbml preserves the good parts of the quoting constructs 
and attributes+content nature of XML. This makes it not only a fine 
replacement for obsolete markup languages, but also an ideal foundation 
for new dialects and applications. The pluggable syntax and interpreter 
allow you to define static or dynamically loadable constructs, which 
allows your application to balance convenience features with security 
issues using clear separations.

This presentation will cover the Shebangml syntax, the basics of the 
parser/interpreter module, the extensions API, and two real-world 
applications (the FreeTUIT declarative GUI toolkit and the presentation 
generator Text::Slidez.)

[1] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Shebangml/lib/Shebangml/Syntax.pod

 As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.



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