Subject: Alternative *ML syntaxes [was: Re: StudlyCaps ]
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 04:24:32 -0600
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| Life would be hell if I had to look at HTML without the ability to
| convert it into a rational syntax upon reading from and back into
| the irrational upon writing to file.
| I have come to prefer {} over <>, but whether to use \foo{} instead
| of {foo} is also a personal decision.

So which do you find you use more often, and why?

I once tried (with some modest success) to use \foo{} to encode HTML,
and since I had also used \(s-expr) for embedded Lisp (well, Scheme,
but that was a long time ago) I ended up using a hacky [] for attributes,
e.g., \body[bgcolor="#ffffff"]{body text}, which very quickly got ugly,
which is why lately I've been using Tim Bradshaw's HTOUT: package, e.g.,
((:body :bgcolor "#ffffff") body text).

Anyway, I'm curious as to what you used with the \foo{...} and {foo ...}
syntaxes to represent attributes...


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