The purpose of this paper is to open discussion on the adequacy and design of commenting techniques in programming (and, indeed, all computer processing) languages. The argument is made that the common notion of comment statements is too simplistics, and that a powerful alternative exists. A distinction is made between simple comment statements and scoped… (More)
As electronic-manuscript exchange becomes more prevalent, problems arise in translating among the wide variety of electronic representations. The optimum solution is a system that can support both the use and the creation of translation tools.
SUMMARY Several improvements are suggested to the syntax of SGML, the recent international standard for the description of electronic document types. These improvements ease processing by existing tools, remove ambiguity cleanly, and increase human usability. They also indicate some guidelines that should be followed in the design and specification of… (More)