Feeling good about SML

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at ebt.com
Tue Nov 23 03:29:00 GMT 1999

> As folk have pointed out, pointy brackets aren't 
> "fundamentally necessary" and LISP S-Expressions are
> _at least_ as powerful ... with a much richer
> and more powerful set of programming systems and traditions 
> behind them.

Yes... I gave this example in a seminar recently, and that comes
directly from my experience implementing a distributed hypermedia
system that used s-expressions for generic markup.

> So a "fundamentally necessary" argument is not at all 
> convincing to me.

Not to me either.

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