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Re: CIF2 syntax document for COMCIFS approval

Hi James,

Great job preparing the documents for the vote. The proposal looks very good. I 
didn't yet have a chance to fully study every detail, but I have a question 
about the new quoting rules. Is there a way to "escape" the quoting character 
(which is usually done with a backslash, e.g. "he said \"hello\"")? If I 
understand correctly the CIF2 proposal doesn't assign a special meaning to the 
backslash. Is this true?


----- Original Message ----
> From: James Hester <jamesrhester@gmail.com>
> To: Discussion list of the IUCr Committee for the Maintenance of the CIF  
>Standard (COMCIFS) <comcifs@iucr.org>
> Sent: Tue, November 16, 2010 3:28:32 PM
> Subject: CIF2 syntax document for COMCIFS approval
> After more than a year of discussion, the DDLm working  group has
> converged on a specification for a new CIF syntax, dubbed  "CIF2".  The
> one-page document describing the changes relative to CIF1  is available
> on the IUCr website  at
> A  record of the extensive discussions of the DDLm working group is
> available  at http://www.iucr.org/resources/lists/ddlm-group, with
> encoding-specific  discussions taking place  at
> http://www.iucr.org/resources/lists/cif2-encoding
> This CIF2  specification is now presented to COMCIFS for approval. I
> urge all COMCIFS  voting members to register their vote in a timely
> fashion.
> James  Hester
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