Subject: Re: MS discovers S-expressions From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 23 Jan 2004 19:39:04 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <3283875544032028KL2065E@naggum.no> * Marc Spitzer > Well XML does not support anything well, even XML. * Joe Marshall | Except, perhaps, the toner and paper industries. Do not forget the memory and disk and bandwidth and Internet router vendors. Where would we /be/ today if he had software as storage- efficient as we had only 10 years ago? Take the Internet RFC index in XML, which has 65% XML and 35% contents. Back when I did standards, the telecom people designed things like ASN.1 with compact encodings so they would not waste any /bits/. Now watch me stumble and lie here on Memory Lane while the world rushes by. -- Erik Naggum | Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.