XForms: Non-graphical & non-interactive XForms programs (i.e. sacrilege)

From: Rob McDonald (robm@asdl.gatech.edu)
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 19:13:49 EDT

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from "Rob McDonald" <robm@asdl.gatech.edu> :

    I am currently working with a large and relatively complex application which
    was developed using the wonderful power of XForms. In addition to the
    normal, interactive mode of operation, I need to be able to run the program
    unattended in a batch mode. How practical would this sort of conversion be?

    Ideally, I would love to see a compile-time option for generating a batch
    version of the program. The resulting executable would be non-graphical,
    and replace the existing event handler with a que handler operating from a
    text file or stdin. The text input files could be generated manually or
    automatically generated from an event log recording a normal program

    I realize that my ideal solution has not yet been implemented, so what is my
    best course of action. Should I use a utility like:


    to record and replay all mouse movements, clicks, and key presses, thereby
    automating the process, without eliminating the graphical intrusion? Or
    should I wait for my utopia to be implemented, allowing the XForms
    developers to have all the fun (read headaches)? I suspect the answer lies
    somewhere in-between, but I am new to XForms, and I don't know where to go

    Any help will be appreciated,


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