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   Re: [xml-dev] Readable syntaxes (was: XUL Compact Syntax Study Now Onli

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On Apr 22, 2004, at 5:34 AM, Norman Gray wrote:

> This is why RNC compact syntax is more readable -- you're not squinting
> to extract the meaning from amidst all the visual noise.  And I at 
> least
> find something like
>   (template "@* | node()"
>     (copy
>       (apply-templates "@* | node()")))
> has more chunkable structure, and is simply easier to read (and I'm not
> an old-timer lisp maniac).
So, does this support Paul Graham's assertion that every language 
eventually becomes Lisp? [1]


Excelsior! XML Marshaller for Cocoa

[1] Paraphrased from:


"Over time, successive new programming languages have taken more and 
more features from Lisp. There is no longer much left to copy before 
the language you've made is Lisp."


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