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On Mon, 06 Jan 2003 11:59:52 -0800, Joe English <email@example.com>
> Mike Champion wrote:
>> Actually, since S-expressions are isomorphic to the basic XML data
>> one could argue that X# == LISP :-)
> I've heard this claim asserted many, many times,
> but I still don't believe it.
FWIW, I was just repeating the oft-repeated assertion,and *was* kiddingl.
"Isomorphic" probably too strong a term, and I think the comparison could
only be stretched as far as something like "Common XML Core". As best I
remember LISP from long ago, elements would correspond to lists (which can
contain lists) and attributes on elements would correspond to property
lists. LISP has a type system built in, whereas XML's is external. Beyond
that, I wouldn't presume to go ...
In my own defense, I was thinking of this after reading
recently; see the "Shakespeare in LISP" and "Shakespeare in XML" slides.