AltME: Ren - Data Exchange Format

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Pekr
I really hope that we also implement -4 proposal from Fork, as a good consensus to what Ladislav requested as strict space requeirements. That would bring us possibility to come up with more forms ....
Gregg
That's where my thought about # being a hint came from.
Pekr
is there a website for -4 proposal? Or is that just in terms of Ladislav's CC ticket?
Gregg
What are you talking about Petr? Case senstiive map keys?
Pekr
no ... Idon't want to distract chat in this channel, so sorry for that. Ladislav came with the request of strict requirement of spaces even for stuff like [( ....)], should be [ ( .....) ], Fork relaxed it to just 4 cases. But it was supposed to make stuff like 'func(code here) illegal (Doc uses this trick IIRC in R/S, to look more like C func call :-)
>> print("hello")
hello
>> print["hello"]
hello
My understanding was, that it would allow to have various construction forms more easily .... but not sure, if I am not confused :-)
WiseGenius
IIRC, it was just on the ticket and not yet written up, but I could be wrong.
Gregg
We need only a minimal set of forms. I think Ren is at 23 so far. :-)
So minimal is relative.
Pekr
Well, Ladislav's ticket is here, but fork's proposal is not there - http://curecode.org/rebol3/ticket.rsp?id=2094&cursor=4 ... posting just to make it complete ... and now you can forget it :-)
Gregg
My thought on simplifying is to reduce most any-string! types to one type (implied string), and collapse both block! and paren! to list. So I would rather not have separate #[] and #() types with very different rules.
:-) I remember the ticket and chat.
I am concerned that if we don't have a clear map type in Ren, it may be seen as a weakness or gap. So we have to be able to clearly state the benefits and limitations.
DocKimbel
"Doc uses this trick IIRC in R/S, to look more like C func call" Only for R/S macros with parameters, to more easily spot them among regular code.
Gregg
You can look at http://pointillistic.com/ren/ to see what I have spec'd at this point. Open questions are path types, exact word syntax, and tag values. Comments or questions on other types are welcome.

Gregg
Does anyone object to this group being [web public]?
Andreas
web-public: Fine with me.

DocKimbel
No problem
Rebolek
no problem
Arnold
No problem
Gregg
Done.

SWhite
Where is this now?  Sometimes a person does not understand what he is looking at when he first sees it.  I am in an SQL training session and just learned how to export query results into XML.  As I looked at the XML results I thought, this is ghastly; someone should make a data interchange format more like REBOL.  Then I remembered that someone has...

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