in reply to Re: MathML 2 ascii?
in thread MathML 2 ascii?

This translates your sample input to (joule / (meter ^ 2)). I've often toyed with the idea of writing a strictly lexical translator that would allow transformations to be expressed in a less redundant, more human friendly syntax.

Yes. Please do. I am of the firm opinion that any format that is entirely ASCII or Unicode should be human-readable, and just the right balance between terseness and verbosity to make it human-editable.

Not every XML application is quite so bloated, but this one is a good example of what makes people reject XML. This is exactly the same situation where over-clever over-crammed Perl code turns people off of the whole Perl language.

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