Re: XSLT: The Other Programming Language in your Browser
Posted: Nov 20, 2005 3:08 AM
> > Might some intermediary language or format be best, and
> > write XSLTs to transform to and from each language and
> > that?
> Yes, I believe you are correct, and that is what I am
> trying to do. I am targetting an XML format as an
> intermediate format which represents an AST (Abstract
> Syntax Tree) as generally as possible. This format, which
> is not yet fully specified, I'm calling ASTXML for the
> time being.
Why not use the CIL? Microsoft has already solved many of the questions that arise when trying to unify languages.
The only step that MS didn't do is save the source files in CIL instead of C#, VB, etc. Maybe they wanted you to allow editing the sources with any editor besides Visual Studio.