Re: C.7 inclusions and exclusions?
>Yeah, it would be too useful :-) But the way things are going, XML isn't
>going to be used very widely anyway. It's accumulating too many of the
>things that, in practice, have made SGML unpopular with those people whose
>favour we now seek to curry. Or so it seems to me.
Hmm. I tend to agree...
>Imagine if the Unix C compiler output its parse tree in SGML, and so did
>the Pascal compiler, sharing the same code generation algorithm. Imagine
>if they output SGML to the assembler, so that you could insert an
>SGML-based code optimiser. Imagine if you could use the SGML-awk to write
>a little peephole optimiser (in the sense of Thomson & Ritchie).
>Or monitor the stream going through the compiler to generate a
>cross-reference code listing.
>What if database schemas were written in SGML? Spreadsheets?
I imagined, and I saw LISP.... but you are right, these are all things
that SGML *could* be useful for, or perhaps *should* be useful for,
and it shouldn't take 40,000+ lines of code to write a validating
parser for it.