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At 11:31 AM 4/1/2003 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>email@example.com (Jonathan Robie) writes:
> >Is faithful lexical round-tripping an important goal? If so, why?
> >If the Information Set says that there is no distinction between <foo
> >"a"/> and <foo 'a'/>, why should I work hard to preserve the
>I don't much care whether you preserve the distinction, or what the
>Information Set has to say. You're quite welcome to your own normalized
>I care about my own particular problems, and find it very strange that
>so few people have worked at solving them in a generic way.
I wasn't so much asking whether faithful lexical round-tripping is an
important goal for me, I think I know the answer to that question. I was
more interested in asking why this is important to you, and which problems
you are solving for which such distinctions are significant.