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Re: [ddlm-group] Vote on concatenation operator

I vote against, at this stage, on the ground that it breaks basic STAR
syntax and thus uncouples CIF from STAR, without to me a compelling
advantage.

Regards
Brian

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 04:01:30PM +1100, James Hester wrote:
> Dear DDLm group members,
> 
> It appears that we have exhausted the discussion on the pros and cons of a
> concatenation operator.  I'd therefore like to call for a vote on the
> following:
> 
> "That a datavalue concatenation operator be added to the CIF2 syntax.  The
> concatenation operator shall be a single underscore, placed between the two
> datavalues to be concatenated and separated from each of them by
> whitespace.  The concatenation operator may only be used to concatenate
> delimited datavalues."
> 
> James.
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