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Re: more on file prop lists
- Subject: Re: more on file prop lists
- From: Kent M. Pitman <KMP at MIT-MC>
- Date: Tue ,27 Jan 81 04:12:00 EDT
i might also add that a few details that dlw left out of his clarification:
";" and ":" can't occur in "indicator" or "value"
currently no file property list hacking code claims that it will do the
right thing with multiple-line property lists.
hence, my concern was over the problem of parsing a much more complex
structure in a file plist; something that had not been well-advertised was
that a file plist can contain no such complex structure, so it is manageable.
of course, this doesn't say that a more elaborate structures in the file
plist might not be useful some day, but since no one has needed them in the
2 years or so that lispms have been in use, i suppose there is no reason to
really push for the introduction of such primitives until we get some more
experience with the power of simple file properties ... so i am content for
now with dlw's explanation.