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On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 8:19 AM, David A. Wheeler <dwheeler@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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/<i>/<dfn>/ I should probably scan through the SRFI and make it semantic-web-compatible, LOL. > 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 >