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   Re: [xml-dev] terra incognita

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> [Tim Bray wrote]:
> > At the end of the day code and data just aren't that much
> > like each other.  Maybe this is why Lisp never took over the
> > world, cool though it is.  -Tim
> It is very interesting that you say this. I've seen a few people
> from the Lisp camp complain that XML is simply a more verbose
> yet less powerful reinvention of Lisp S-expressions with a lot of
> extra complexity added in (like namespaces, attributes and entity
> references).

You have to take that with a grain of salt though.
There are folks in the Lisp camp who say that about
*every* new programming technology.  "What's the big
deal about X?  It's just a poorly reinvented version
of feature Y in Common Lisp."

--Joe English



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