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Re: Semi-transparent Syntax Extensions (was Re: SD5 - Namespaces)

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 21:34:37 -0400
Message-ID: <338645AD.3E5B94A1@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Matthew Fuchs <matt@wdi.disney.com>
CC: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@isogen.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Matthew Fuchs wrote:
> 
> After much discussion, I think namespaces and architectural forms address
> different, but related problems.  I would say the namespace issue is almost
> purely syntactic, and the architecture issue is more semantic.  

I think I'm agreeing with you, but: "We only care about conflicting
names because of the need to reliably apply semantics." You could say
the same of the Lambda Calculus. It is only when you apply the semantics
of beta-reduction that it becomes relevant that two objects have the
same name.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Friday, 23 May 1997 21:35:29 UTC

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