|parsing a finite element language email@example.com (1996-05-01)|
|Re: parsing a finite element language landers@Centric.COM (1996-05-03)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (David Doolin)|
|Date:||1 May 1996 23:17:42 -0400|
|Organization:||Computer Science Dept, University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
I need to rewrite my entire input routine for a simple finite element
code. I would like to do it correctly this time. Since there are
certain elements common to all FE input, I am thinking maybe that I
should put some thought into formalizing a little `language' before
writing a parser. Such concepts are not covered in geology (BS) or
civil eng. (MS) curriculums.
Is this a good idea? Or would it be better to insist on rigidly
[Yes, it's almost certainly a good idea. Rigidly formatted input made sense
in keypunch days, but now it's mostly an invitation to screw up. -John]
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