State of non-js processors

Hi,

here’s my once-every-12-months status query, since I wonder if
http://citationstyles.org/citation-style-language/csl-processors/ is
up-to-date.

It is obvious that the citeproc-js is the most advanced processor out there.
What about citeproc-hs? Is there a roadmap for an 1.0-compatible release? I
am asking because I would like to advertise CSL to the maker of the
(propriatary) software that I use to keep my bibliographic data and format
my papers. It is a Objective-C Mac app, so the only chance I have to "sell"
this to him would be to have an all-included compiled binary, so
javascript+interpreter is definitely not an option unfortunately.

Finally, it seems to me that all other language projects (php, ruby, python)
are dead, or am I mistaken? I am still planning on providing a node.js-based
version of citeproc-js, but I haven’t even started.

Cheers,
Christian–
View this message in context: http://xbiblio-devel.2463403.n2.nabble.com/State-of-non-js-processors-tp5779707p5779707.html
Sent from the xbiblio-devel mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

It is a Objective-C Mac app, so the only chance I have to "sell"
this to him would be to have an all-included compiled binary, so
javascript+interpreter is definitely not an option unfortunately.

Why does the fact that the app is written in Objective C on Mac make
javascript + interpreter a non-option? The system-provided webkit
library provides a fast Javascript engine which can be used with
citeproc-js.

Regards,
Rob.

Hi Rob,

thank you for the pointer! That didn’t even occur to me. A quick google
search led me to this, for example:

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/DisplayWebContent/Tasks/JavaScriptFromObjC.html

The only problem is that I have no way of trying this out since I am not an
Objective-C programmer. With an executable (which can be generated from the
Haskell code), I could do proof of concepts with shell scripts.

In any case, thanks a lot, I’ll check with the programmer and see if he is
interested (The obvious problem being that he has developed his own –
really complicated – citation macro language and that supporting CSL might
not be in his economic interest) - Let’s see!

Christian–
View this message in context: http://xbiblio-devel.2463403.n2.nabble.com/State-of-non-js-processors-tp5779707p5779898.html
Sent from the xbiblio-devel mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

Worth pointing out that Mendeley has essentially adopted the approach
Rob suggested, albeit with a different (though still webkit-based)
toolkit. So there’s your proof-of-concept :wink:

Bruce

citeproc-hs is almost CSL-1.0 ready. It passes 396 out of 533 tests.
Some of these tests are meaningless for citeproc-hs, and some will not
be passed for the time being since citeproc-hs is mostly intended for
pandoc, and some features are now meaningless in pandoc (some of the
bibliographic display options, for instance).

A new release is due in a matter of a weeks.

Andrea