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Re: [ddlm-group] The Grazulis eliding proposal: how to incorporateinto CIF?. .. .. .. .

Dear John,

   Nothing about CIF2 is settled until we get something together that
is complete and workable that the community accepts and actually
uses, wit real software on real data.

   So far we ain't there.  Going back to the CIF1 strings conventions
might help get us there.


  Herbert J. Bernstein, Professor of Computer Science
    Dowling College, Kramer Science Center, KSC 121
         Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, NY, 11769


On Wed, 29 Jun 2011, Bollinger, John C wrote:

> On Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:32 AM, Herbert J. Bernstein wrote:
>> I trust that everybody is aware that we have already agreed to continue to
>> accept CIF1 data files for processing with DDLm dictionaries, so any
>> 'simplification' in the quoting rules is actually a complexification for
>> processing software that has to deal with both the CIF1 rules and
>> whatever the final CIF2 rules end up being.
> That is true, but it's a discussion we already had.  Although I personally favored retaining the CIF 1.1 quoting rules for better backwards compatibility, the matter has already been settled the other way.  At this point I would need a new and surpassingly strong justification to support reopening the issue, and I do not see one.
> John
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