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RE: XML as a transition to s-expr

Quoth Christopher Barber on Tuesday, 18 December:
: I don't think this is a very good idea.  Indentation alone works ok with
: Python code, but it becomes much more problematic when text is involved.
: Imagine that the content of each cell is a paragraph...

That's enough explanation for why s-exprs don't make good mark-up:
s-exprs depend on indentation for human readability.