Re: YML - Why Markup Language...

David Long (
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 19:23:56 -0500

IFF may be nicely machine-readable, but machine-processing suffers
because non-length-preserving edits to a block require backpatching
of the length fields in all the containing blocks, and multiple
random-access writes play havoc with locality and concurrency.

Note that convenient-to-read and convenient-to-write are usually
at odds.

How to make core bits
Have less impedance with disk?
The question misleads.

When disks are not slow,
When core is not volatile,

Properties cohere, then share