|CIF (CalTech Interchange Format) ? email@example.com (Billy N. Patton) (2000-01-06)|
|Re: CIF (CalTech Interchange Format) ? firstname.lastname@example.org (2000-01-09)|
|Re: CIF (CalTech Interchange Format) ? email@example.com (2000-01-15)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Mumit Khan)|
|Date:||9 Jan 2000 22:53:28 -0500|
|Organization:||Center for NanoTechnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison|
Billy N. Patton <email@example.com> wrote:
>I am in need for some documentation/BNF/some kind of description
>of this format.
FYI comp.lsi.cad is a much better place for this type of query.
I wrote my CIF parser based Steven Rubin's now out-of-print CAD book.
It's at work, so can't get at the title until Monday.
If you're willing to look at code, there're a few choices:
1. Electric CAD written by Rubin et al and distributed under GNU Public
License (GPL). See http://www.fsf.org/software/electric/
2. XRLCAD written by yours truly, released under a BSD style license, so
it's free for all. I don't remember if I handle any of the usual
vendor extensions. See
The version there is quite old, but should be usable. It was written
well before the C++ standard came out, so you might need to make some
changes (eg., the scope of variables declared in for statement and
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