On 28.07.08, Steve Litt wrote: > On Monday 28 July 2008 01:10, John McCabe-Dansted wrote: > > On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Manveru <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > To the discussion about data format preference: > > > > > > ... Have you ever merged XML? I tried - it is horrible work. > > > > I don't see why it would be harder if we "just replace \begin...\end > > with <>...</>".
> Trouble is, replacing \begin..\end with <>...</> is a hack. ... > There's no such requirement in XML, and if we require it, that's a > hack. I'd call it a layout convention. IMO it is perfectly legal to define the lyx file format as ... uses XML ... ... is laid out in a manner to facilitate processing by tools that operate on a line basis (grep, merge, sed, awk, ...) ... Günter