Re: Rules & Grammars
Tim Bray wrote: > I think we can > all agree that learning schema languages is hard. Not at all. TREX is spectacularly easy to learn. RELAX is only a bit harder, and then only if you want to learn all of it. Hook is probably a snap, although I admit I don't quite grok its semantics yet. XML Schema, OTOH: why *that* is so hard that I fear I'm unable. If you pile rule-based stuff onto the already overreaching Tower of Babel, you might well get a pile of rubble. > Once we've > figured out what we want to do, therefore, fewer schema languages > are better then more, so that everyone has less to learn. Why don't we abandon Perl, Python, Java, C, C++, and Lisp and just go back to writing all programs in PL/I, the last universal programming language? That way we'll all have less to learn too. > So I say to you all: go back in your caves and come out with > *one* schema facility that lets me write grammars when I want > to and xpath expressions when I want to, and has an elegantly > unified syntax. Then declare victory. Is this a troll??! -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@r...> no more / no less || http://www.reutershealth.com to do / all things || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein
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