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Re: [ddlm-group] Summary of proposed CIF syntax changes

Semicolon and triple-quote strings do not emphasize that they cannot 
contain embedded close-quotes, as done for single quotes.

In change 9, this sentence is hard to understand: "That does NOT require 
that whitespace is necessary between the beginning of one token and the 
beginning of the next token...". the main problem is that "token" is not 
defined. I the example "[[1 2 3] [4 5 6]]" does each inner list count as 
a token when parsing the outer list, and the initial '[' does not? Maybe 
describe it as: whitespace is required between all values within a list 
or table, but not between the values and the begin/end token.

Was it decided that "[[1 2 3][4 5 6]]" is not allowed?

It is not clear whether white space is allowed adjacent to the 
associative colon.

Why does the associative index require quotes? Are there any 
restrictions on the string index such as maximum length, or whether it 
can contain multiple lines? Is matching case sensitive?

Also, the "smart quotes" in the PDF should be fixed to be normal ASCII.


Joe
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