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Re: Fwd: COMCIFS minutes

  • To: John Westbrook <jwest@rcsb.rutgers.edu>, "Discussion list of the IUCr Committee for the Maintenance of the CIF Standard (COMCIFS)" <comcifs@iucr.org>
  • Subject: Re: Fwd: COMCIFS minutes
  • From: "Herbert J. Bernstein" <yayahjb@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:30:25 -0400
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But, I thought we agree to ensure the lossless translation of
dictionaries between DDL2 and DDLm, so there is no reason not to have
DDLm reference dictionaries -- for mmCIF and imgCIF they would be
essentially the same as the DDL2 dictionaries.   in fact the only
thing that is currently missing on the DDL2 side are the methods.  I
suspect we can add them in them in to DDL2 a non-conflicting manner.
That would leave only the cleanup on the DDLm side we agreed to to
have full interoperability.

On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM, John Westbrook <jwest@rcsb.rutgers.edu> wrote:
> Hi James,
> I do not believe that we agreed to the following with respect to DDL2 -
> ... It was agreed that any new dictionary submitted for COMCIFS approval
> should have a canonical DDLm version. This would not preclude development of
> a dictionary using DDL1, but the reference version upon acceptance would be
> DDLm ...
> Until lossless software translation of dictionaries is possible then I do
> not think that this is
> a reasonable requirement.
> John
> On 8/28/14, 9:39 PM, James Hester wrote:
>> Dear COMCIFS,
>> Please find attached some draft minutes from our meeting in Montreal.
>> Would those who were present please check them and advise
>> Brian or myself of any errors or omissions.
>> thanks,
>> James.
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