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Re: [ddlm-group] CIF2 semantics


For the record::

James Hester wrote:
Do we all agree with the following assertion regarding full point and question mark?
(1) A full point/question mark inside string delimiters is *not* equivalent to an undelimited full point/question mark
I agree with this statement.

Numbers: I believe that strings that could be interpreted as numbers are nevertheless (in a formal sense) just strings in the context of the post-parse abstract data model.  Therefore, whether or not a numerical string is delimited does not change its value: 4.5 and "4.5" are identical values.
I have not particular views on this as I am not involved in writing software.


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