April 2, 2008 Ted Holt
Note: The code accompanying this article is available for download here.
Tomorrow, Lord willing, I will present a session entitled “An Alternative to Externally Described Printer Files” at the COMMON conference in Nashville. I’ll be sharing the report-building technique my reclusive colleague Cletus the Codeslinger introduced almost four years ago in this august publication. Since that time, various people have offered feedback, which Cletus and I have used to update the template that he provided. In this article, I present the updated template and two example programs: one using native I/O, one using SQL.
First, if you haven’t read