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Re: CIF2 syntax document for COMCIFS approval

Dear Ralf,

   You have read the current document correctly -- the use of escapes
within quoted strings was not agreed to, and therefore was not included
in the change document.  While I would hope that some future version
would include such a feature, for the moment, you need to use the
treble quotes for strings that include single quotes.  I would suggest
accept the CIF2 document as it now stands, and then work with towards
a more complete CIF 2.1.


  Herbert J. Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science
    Dowling College, Kramer Science Center, KSC 121
         Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY, 11769


On Mon, 6 Dec 2010, Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:

> 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?
> Ralf
> ----- 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
>> Dear COMCIFS,
>> 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
>> http://www.iucr.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/47434/cif2_syntax_changes_jrh20101115.pdf.
>> .
>> 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
>> COMCIFS Chair
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