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Re: [ddlm-group] CIF2 Syntax all wrapped up?

There have been no answers for:
1) Are empty tables or lists are valid?
2) What are the rules for comments within lists and tables?
3) What exactly does "implied line joining" mean in the TABLE definition?
4) Why require single or double quotes for table index strings, rather 
than just follow the normal quoting rules?

Some of these are more technical details compared to the other issues. 
These came up while I was working on a big CIF2 regular-expression, 
where parsing details have to be considered more carefully.

Thanks,
Joe Krahn

James Hester wrote:
> Dear DDLm-ers,
> 
> Am I correct in assuming that everyone is satisfied with the 
> square-bracket syntax recently proposed by Nick?  If so, I believe there 
> is only one significant outstanding issue, that of being allowed to put 
> whitespace between the key and the full colon, and the full colon and 
> the value, in a table.  I agree with Joe that no extra syntactic 
> complexity is introduced by allowing (not mandating) whitespace to 
> appear in these locations.   If nobody objects, I would like to suggest 
> that we alter the standard to allow such whitespace.
> 
> James.
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