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Re: minor technical comment on 2.1.3 Syntax of variables

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:24:28 -0800
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Cc: public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org
To: Fred Zemke <fred.zemke@oracle.com>

I heard justifications "way back when" about matching certain  
programming language conventions, possibly even allowing direct  
substitution of symbols.

I don't know what the current justifications are, but it's not a  
difficult extension for the parser, and might make some people happy.

-R

On 12 Jan 2006, at 09:30, Fred Zemke wrote:

>
> 2.1.3 Syntax of variables
> Why permit '$' as a synonym for '?'?  Judging from the examples,
> it seems that you expect people to prefer '?'.  Since every keyboard
> to my knowledge has '?', there seems to be no need to define an  
> alternate
> symbol.
>
> Fred Zemke
>
Received on Thursday, 12 January 2006 23:24:28 GMT

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