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



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
>