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   Re: [xml-dev] Source Code Markup Language?

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Daniel Schierbeck wrote:
> I'd like to see if there's a simple language that merely marks up 
> variables, constants, functions/methods, numbers, string, etc. 
> Something along the line of
>  <var>foo</var> <op>:=</op> <str>"foo"</str> <op>+</op> <str>"bar"</str>
> The most important thing is that it should be possible to embed it in 
>   <h:p xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"; xmlns:c="urn:code...">
>     In the following example we assign <c:str>"foobar"</c:str> to 
> <c:var>baz</c:var>.
>   </h:p>

I've often considered doing the same thing, but have always ended up 
using <code>...</code> for all cases.

Will variable names and operators need to be highlighted differently 
when they're mentioned within a paragraph?

Will you ever want to do things like search documents for instances of 
the variable "foo" (and, for example, not the operator "foo")?


Charles Brooking
Associate Software Engineer
Canon Information Systems Research Australia


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