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Re: questionable syntax choices

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 13:06:00 -0400
Message-ID: <409135F8.4080705@datadirect.com>
To: scott_boag@us.ibm.com
Cc: "Volkmann, Mark" <Mark.Volkmann@AGEDWARDS.com>, "'public-qt-comments@w3.org'" <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

scott_boag@us.ibm.com wrote:

>>2) Smilies are an odd choice for comment delimiters.  Why choose 
>>something that isn't used by any other common programming languages?
> 
> 
> Hi Mark. Do you have a concrete suggestion for an alternative?  As I think 
> Mike Kay pointed out, we have considered quite a few other delimiters, and 
> have indeed taken into consideration a survey of existing languages.  But 
> if you have an alternative that you feel is clearly better, I would be 
> interested (I have my own gripes with Smilies).  But nothing with slashes 
> or stars please.

Hi Scott,

Personally, I will be encouraging the Working Group not to spend a lot 
of time on the concrete syntax of comments. We have to stop spending so 
much time on minor issues.

Jonathan
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