Re: Inline macros

Paul Prescod (
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 16:48:54 -0400

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 1996 16:48:54 -0400
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To: David Ornstein <>
From: Paul Prescod <>
Subject: Re: Inline macros
Cc: erik <>, Paul Prescod <>,

At 01:40 PM 4/25/96 -0700, David Ornstein wrote:
>Is there some literal introduction character we could use (back tick or
>something) that would allow the lexer to simply gobble this stuff up into
>one big binary chunk?  This would allow something like:
><mimesection type=txt/x-funk>
>`%my(funcky, macro);
>more stuff in the funk language`

You are both trying to reinvent SGML marked CDATA sections. There is no need
to reinvent it. It does exactly what you are suggesting. Most SGMLers
consider it a Bad Idea to mix SGML and non-SGML data in the same file, but
if you want to do it, SGML already allows it.

 Paul Prescod