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Re: Change: MUST support block comment "#|...|#" and datum comment "#; datum"



I said:
> > A <i>well-formatted</i> s-expression is an expression interpreted
> > identically by both traditional s-expressions and by sweet-expressions.

On Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:14:10 -0400, John Cowan <cowan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm not a fan of this term.  What about "polyglot" instead?  (A document
> which is both valid HTML and well-formed XML and has the same meaning
> in both interpretations is called "polyglot HTML".)

Reusing a term from elsewhere is appealing, but the term "polyglot" itself
is probably mysterious to most people.  And is being "polyglot" a
*good* thing, or a *bad* thing?  That's not obvious either.

I'm guessing one concern is that "well-formatted" sounds too much
like "well-formed", which is different.  If that's the concern, fair enough.

So... let's define both "nicely-formatted" and "polyglot",
as synonyms.  Then people can use whichever term they want. E.G.:

==========================================
A <i>nicely-formatted</i> (aka <i>polyglot</i>)
s-expression is an expression interpreted
identically by both traditional s-expressions and by sweet-expressions.
A nicely-formatted file is a file interpreted identically
by both traditional s-expressions and sweet-expressions.
==========================================

I've modified the SRFI-110 draft this way in the git repo, so
we can see what it looks like.

--- David A. Wheeler