yes "syntax cushioning" is the best term I have heard for this.
I am sure your enhancements would be welcome.
On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun(a)gmail.com>wrote:
I have, at long last, overcome my disinclination against spreadsheets
played around a bit.
As one of the incentives (perhaps the main one) for this kind of rule
authoring appears to be a "syntax" cushioning by spreadsheet entries, I feel
that additional simplifications might be appreciated. Therefore, I have
modified some classes in org.drools.decisiontable.parser, to achieve the
following, in the area of RuleSet entries:
- All entries are now repeatable, either by adding more cells to the
right of "import" than just one (with a comma-separated list) or by writing
more that one "Import" row.
- Same for "Variables", "Functions" and "Queries".
- All tags ("Import",...) are case insensitive and immune against
leading and trailing spaces.
- Some user errors don't cause NPE; they throw an exception with an
Opinions, please, and should I just release this, or would someone care to
have a look and test it?
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