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Re: Fwd: COMCIFS minutes

I suggest we first solve the problem with the translation before making a statement
that requires submission to an incomplete specification.

John


On 8/29/14, 8:30 AM, Herbert J. Bernstein wrote:
> 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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John Westbrook, Ph.D.
RCSB, Protein Data Bank
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
174 Frelinghuysen Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087
e-mail: jwest@rcsb.rutgers.edu
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