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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Fortran and XML: FoX reads and writes CML

Mix one of the oldest and one of the latest computer technologies, and you get FoX (BSD license), a Fortran library for reading and writing Chemical Markup Language, and thus XML. Amazing, what Toby White achieved, though he did not start from scratch: "FoX evolved from the initial codebase of xmlf90, which was written largely by Alberto Garcia and Jon Wakelin." (source: cml-discuss mailing list).