Re: terra incognita
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Bray" <tbray@t...> To: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 9:03 PM Subject: Re: terra incognita > At the end of the day code and data just aren't that much > like each other. Maybe this is why Lisp never took over the > world, cool though it is. -Tim It is very interesting that you say this. I've seen a few people from the Lisp camp complain that XML is simply a more verbose yet less powerful reinvention of Lisp S-expressions with a lot of extra complexity added in (like namespaces, attributes and entity references). I assume this is what led to the proposal of Minimal XML by the SML folks. Being primarily from a database and distributed computing background, I'm interested in XML primarily as a data storage/serialization format so I see it primarily as data thus when I see things like XSLT and XQueryX, I can't help but think that the Lisp folks may be right about XML and it's relationship to Lisp S-expressions. -- THINGS TO DO IF I BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD #159 If I burst into rebel headquarters and find it deserted except for an odd, blinking device, I will not walk up and investigate; I'll run like hell. _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
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