This is the HTML version of the LaTeX doc that should appear in the
The user starts Mynah with a command like
./mynah -T Test.wrl English.rul
The -T indicates that this Mynah session is running in Test mode, using
the prototype rather than production tclX tlib file. The wrl file is a
"world" of discourse file, establishing Mynah's basic knowledge (this info
is derived from the RDBMS, but it takes a while to collect, so I cache it
in this flat ascii file for quicker startup). The rul file is a series
of brute-force substitution rules which Mynah will use to figure out user
input, reducing it to a series of tokens it can understand.
The main Mynah window is based on Tom Poindexter's original Wisql
design, and consists of a menu bar, a command area, and a results/output
area. The user issues English-like commands to select and manipulate
"datasets" from database tables. Mynah's
responses (and sometimes displayed data) appear in the results window.
Error results and "pay attention" messages appear in red.
Other special text may appear in blue, or with pastel highlighting.
Highlighted text can be clicked on by the user to get more information.
Actual commands can be found in these sample log files:
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