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Subject: Re: [relax-ng] Compact syntax proposal: allow redundant , and & and |

James Clark scripsit:

> Given that the
> benefits of allowing trailing commas are arguable -- the designers of C++
> and Java, for example, chose not to allow them -- I would be inclined not to
> adopt this proposal.

Java does, indeed, allow trailing commas in array initializers: JLS 10.6.
Although I cannot cite chapter and verse, the same construct appears
in several C++ grammars I have consulted.

I agree that allowing trailing commas outside () {} [] is a Bad Thing.

John Cowan                                <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     
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