[sc34wg3] CTM: Semicolons, dots and other assorted syntax issues

Stefan Kesberg s.kesberg at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 10 14:57:49 EST 2009

Hi Lars, hi all,

thank you for providing such a comprehensive overview of possible syntaxes.

As a guy who as not so much experience in writting topic maps using CTM
by now, I would vote for an approach which is easy to read and not
cumbersome to write.
But what does this mean? Easy and not cumbersome? Due the answer depends
on my individual preferences my vote goes for 2a.

I like the clean speration between statements in topic blocks. And also
that I just have to add a extra dot behind directives. Having semicolons
all over the place seems overloaded for me, also as putting dots everywhere.

Writing a new draft considering the low feedback dosen't seems easy to
me but we as community need some stable syntax to relay on. When some
parts of the community aren't interested to communicate their
preferences they doesn't have to complain in the end.

So go for an final decision. Take the votes in respond of this thread or
just take your favorite syntax :)

I thank you for the chance to be heard in this process and I will gladly
live with the resulting stable (!) snytax.

With kind regards,


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