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Re: SRFI-108/SRFI-109 special characters

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On 11/23/2012 10:55 PM, John Cowan wrote:
I meant the former, eliminating the whole idea of initial expressions.
They seem to be insufficiently justified in this draft (to be sure, it
says "examples needed", which I can only agree with).

There are a number of examples in the Scribble spec:

I think there is a semantic/philosophical difference between
initial expressions and enclosed expressions:
* Initial expressions are for specifying extra optional
properties and "attributes".  They're often keyword arguments.
* Enclosed expressions are enclosed within the literal contents,
and so they're part of the data/children/components/contents
of the created object.

The difference isn't always clear, but it does seem a useful
distinction especially for "document"-like applications.
	--Per Bothner
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