August 6, 2001 tools

NullScript Used to Reverse Engineer Gen<X>

Wow. I’m impressed as all get out. Hugh Brown has reverse-engineered Gen<X> as one of the tests of his NullScript implementation. I wish I would have had this when I started Gen<X> a couple of years ago. It would’ve saved me figuring out how ASP did it.

My thinking along these lines years ago led me to go the opposite way, i.e. I built a front-end ASP parser that generated script for VBS. I called it TextBox (which, as a Win32 programmer, I should’ve realized was a terrible name…).