LEXX - A Programmable Structured Editor

@article{Cowlishaw1987LEXXA,
  title={LEXX - A Programmable Structured Editor},
  author={Michael F. Cowlishaw},
  journal={IBM J. Res. Dev.},
  year={1987},
  volume={31},
  pages={73-80}
}
Many sophisticated and specialized editing programs have been developed in recent years. These editors help people manipulate data, but the diversity complicates rather than simplifies computer use. LEXX is an editing program that can work with the syntax and structure of the data it is presenting, yet is not restricted to just one kind of data. It is used for editing programs, documents, and other material and hence provides a consistent environment for the user regardless of the editing task… 

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