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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tla spork

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tla spork
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 15:27:45 -0400

Bruce Stephens wrote:
> If we're just talking about input formats, then it would be absurdly
> straightforward to provide an XML-like alternative to sexps.
> Actually, it might be amusing to do that, just to show that sexps
> would have been a superior syntax.  

Looking at it from a "teaching the tool" perspective, it would be even
worse to support two formats than to support the "less easy" one.

The underlying argument about an xml style format is that it's much too
verbose and WAY too ugly. I happen to agree with that standpoint.
However, its easily understandable.

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