"Sam Roberts" <sroberts / uniserve.com> wrote

> I don't know, what's not fun about XML?

Since you did not include any smileys ...

(1) Having a uniform and extensible concrete syntax for tree structures is
great
(2) Having a whole set of uniform manipulations on (1) is great
(3) Insisting on applying (1) to the concrete syntax of (2) is absurd and
the result, ugly

Just about every (computer) language has a natural underlying tree
structure, with lots of cross-tree links. So, should we now start to write
our Ruby using XML ?

Ok, I feel better now :-)