From: Durant Schoon (
Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 12:49:59 MDT

> wrote:
> > Does anybody know what the difference is between XML and LISP?
> This is a joke, right?
> Just in case it isn't, I'll answer the question: LISP is a programming
> language, XML is a data formatting standard.
> --CarlF

Possibly is a joke, but if you can define semantics for
<lambda x> <return> x*x </return> </lambda>, why not...

The cool thing is that you might be able to reference other
parts of your program from within your program to form comments
on your code and meta-comments on the comments, etc....And all
these (meta)-comments can be semantically meaningful.

I think I remember something about an "almost proposal" called
flare or something...but I only saw reference to it once a while
ago ;-)

Durant Schoon

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