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Re: loss of abstraction

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bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> You are confusing ends with means.  Abstraction for the sake of
> abstraction is useless.  Changing something's representation is not a
> worthwhile goal unless you benefit by the change.  He asked what
> benefits you expect to reap by changing the representation.  You have
> not answered his question.

I didn't answer it again, because that's what this discussion started
with.  I want to change the representation ot carry location
information, possibly to record if parens or brackets were used,
possibly whether dots appeared in the source code, possibly comments,
and probably all kinds of other stuff in the future.

Cheers =8-} Mike
Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla