Subject: Re: cl-pdf meets cells? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2002 17:50:18 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Kenny Tilton | So we have: | | (normal nl (b "Q: ") "Why not use lisp and get a parser for free?" | (nl 2) (b "A: ") (i "You mean like " (ul "this") "?!")) " :)") | | instead of: | | "<b>Q: </b> Why not use lisp and get a parser for free? | | <b>A: </b> <i> You mean like <ul>this</ul>?!"</i> :)" | | ? You asked for an alterntive some time ago, but I have yet to finish the "schema" part of my proposal (it is so _unnecessary_), but I would write <macro <q data> <inline <nl> <b Q:\ > <use data> <nl>>> <macro <a data> <inline <nl> <b A:\ > <use data> <nl>>> <q Why not use Lisp and get a parser for free?> <a You mean like <ul this>?!> Today, anyway, it might be different tomorrow. The \ before the blank is necessary because only intraword whitespace is retained, all whitespace between < and the operator and the operator and the first payload datum and the last payload datum and > are ignored as syntax (markup). | The system includes stylesheets, so: | | (style warning :fg red :bg yellow) | | then later: | | (warning "Red on yellow?! Yechh") | | where any unrecognized directive is a style...or do we get into macros?: | | (macro (warning msg) `(bg yellow (fg red ,msg))) | | ? FWIW, I think this last example is an indicatation why some people believe in attributes. I do not, so I would write <macro <warning data> <inline <color <bg yellow> <fg red> <use data>>>> Whatever. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.