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   Re: [xml-dev] Lx: compact syntax for XML

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On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Rick Marshall wrote:

> but, and this remains the point of everyone who's ever fought the nested
> bracket issue, and lisp people would know this better than anyone... how
> do you know the terminator is terminating what you want it to terminate.

Because your editor colours the wrong close-parenthesis in differently,
and indents everything `wrongly', so that if you do somehow get an
unmatched parenthesis in there, you find out pretty soon.  Even vi has
support for brace matching.  It's just not an issue.

Or rather, it's precisely as much an issue as getting the right close-tag
in instance syntax.  That's not a problem because that type of mindless
bureaucracy is just what computers are here to help with.

See you,


Norman Gray                        http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/norman/
Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK     norman@astro.gla.ac.uk


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