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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Suggestions on Proposal for Boost Document Library Project
From: Antony Polukhin (antoshkka_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-18 12:18:11

2015-03-18 19:07 GMT+04:00 Stefan Seefeld <stefan_at_[hidden]>:

> Second, I don't think an interface to existing office suites is the
> right approach to the problem. Rather, I would suggest something based
> on existing standard technologies such as XML (and DocBook in
> particular), to support the manipulation of structured documents.

Without using existing Office suit API, student will be forced to rewrite
the functionality of Open Office from scratch. Working with spreadsheets is
not just parsing document, but also evaluating functions, plotting charts
and so on... This is hell and nightmare. And it will take insane amount of
time ( about 2,190 years of effort

So the approach with unification of APIs seems right to me.

Best regards,
Antony Polukhin

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