[Tagging] Reviving the conditions debate

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 13 19:47:02 BST 2012

On 13/06/2012 18:23, Eckhart Wörner wrote:
> Hi Colin,
> Am Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012, 18:11:53 schrieb Colin Smale:
>> For some reason everyone seems determined to come up with the most
>> complex system imaginable, instead of taking successful ideas from the
>> rest of the world. This trait is what causes many projects to fail.
>> Let's not look at this as simply a discussion about "access tags", but
>> an opportunity to extend the syntax of the current key-value pair system
>> to include flexible extensibility.
>> How about something like access:expr=expression, where the expression is
>> in some simple syntax and can reference pseudo-variables like time, day,
>> weather, weight, height etc. Why not use a javascript-compatible syntax?
>> Or a bit of XML? No point in re-inventing the wheel.
> my sarcasm detection seems to be broken - are you seriously suggesting JavaScript or XML? Or are you suggesting that the proposal is too complex?
Yes, yes, and yes.


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