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On Fri, 2002-04-26 at 09:17, John Cowan wrote:
> Why do people have to take this superior-inferior, I-win-you-lose
> point of view? Why can't the syntax and the infoset just be two
> ways of looking at the blackbird? Light is the left hand of darkness,
> darkness the right hand of light.
I tend to find that people who focus exclusively on the Infoset are
shutting out (sometimes deliberately, sometimes not) an enormous number
of possibilities, and then they try to inflict their impoverishment on
the rest of us through specifications and lousy tools.
Or is that too blunt?
In any case, I've got a presentation posted on the subject:
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!