The Code that Built the Model Database
The Volvo model pages on this web site were generated from a C++ program that I wrote called cars.cpp. It is nothing fancy; I dumped what info I had on each model year into an Excel spreadsheet. This spreadsheet contains some VBA macros that generate tab delimited text files that cars.cpp reads to build C structures. This information is then used to write text files that contain html tags so that a browser could be used to display the text files, anticipating how the typical user might want to access information on Volvo cars. The information in the files is sifted and sorted in a few different ways.
In case you are interested, here is the code and the data:
You are free to use this code for non-profit uses provided the appropriate acknowledgements are made. Enjoy. If you do use the code and make improvements, please do let me know.
Comments, additions, corrections? Contact me.