MikkelFJ <mikkelfj-anti-spam / bigfoot.com> wrote:
>  I like things to begin and end to avoid ambiguities, but on the other hand
> I find it rather annoying that 75% of Rubycode is made up of begin and end
> statements. I have a similar problem with XML, HTML and sometimes LaTex.

Totally agree, Mikkel, I also found too many "end"'s.

> I'm actually working on a similar construct for text entry: (simplified)

> {chapter the chapter heading}
> normal text inside chapter
> {section a section header}
> normal text inside section
> {section the next section header}
> normal text {bold this is bolded text}
> {chapter the next chapter heading}
> normat text

> This format is not dependent on identation (curly braces only relevant
> because I don't want to escape text).

That's is a good idea.  I just don't depart too far from Ruby yet, as the
translator will become too complicated for me :)   Have you taken a look
at the new Curl language (www.curl.com), which is a new language for the
Web?

Regards,

Bill