On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Kirk, Benjamin (JSC-EG311) <benjamin.kirk-1@nasa.gov> wrote:

BTW, have you looked at Cantera's XML input format and parsing?  Not that I love XML or anything, but in the interest in reusing existing capability…

Along these lines, check out https://gist.github.com/3131581

The guy that's been driving a lot of the Cantera development had suggested a couple of different alternative formats to XML which have existing parsers and have readable input formats.