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   RE: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try

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I do remember taking a brief passing look at ConciseXML.  No, the syntax
what I am proposing is different from ConciseXML.  Most importantly, I am
not using whitespaces to replace the need for brackets of any kind other
than quotes.  Only similar syntax I have seen is Tanga about which I was
informed of just an hour ago.

Tanga wiki: http://wiki.truemesh.com/tanga/TangaSyntax
Tanga code: http://sourceforge.net/projects/tanga

Allow me to reemphasize that this version of SML (yes, its been used by
Standard ML and SML-DEV but I can't think of another name yet) was designed
from a very different perspective than others with the exception of Tanga.  

Its key points are HUMAN READABILITY and WRITABILITY.  Colored-syntax
editors helps, but they still leave rather colorful syntactic noise on the
screen and yet doesn't save any keystrokes.  I don't know about you, but I
get tired of typing and looking at those angle brackets.  This is why I


Don Park

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:dareo@microsoft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 8:38 PM
> To: Don Park; Xml-Dev
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] SML: Second Try
> It seems you missed the threads about Water and ConciseXML. They are
> linked below for your viewing pleasure
>  http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200301/msg00322.html
> http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200301/msg00366.html
>  http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200301/msg00418.html
> I can't think of any comment to make about your SML (isn't this name
> taken?) that wasn't made in the above threads less than a month ago.


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