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Subject: Proposal for RFE 2100736: initializer should allow constants

I took an action a while back to make a specific proposal for this RFE.

I think the most straightforward thing to do is to allow initializer
to contain the db.markup.inlines:

db.markup.inlines =
 | db.markup
 | db.token
 | db.symbol
 | db.literal
 | db.code
 | db.constant
 | db.email
 | db.uri

So you'll be able to say things like


if you want. Some of the markup inlines seem entirely reasonable for
initializers: token, symbol, literal, code, constant, and uri. Others,
less so: tag, markup, email 

We could arrange to forbid tag, markup, and email, but I'm not sure
it's worth the effort. I think a plausible, if unlikely, case could be
made for allowing email and perhaps even tag as initializers. And if
you do that, on what grounds would you forbid markup?

So that's my proposal: allow db.markup.inlines in initializer.

                                        Be seeing you,

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