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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Macrodef attributes and Local revisited again
Date Thu, 27 Nov 2003 14:38:49 GMT
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003, Peter reilly <> wrote:

> Yesterday I said that macrodef attributes should be implemented as
> properties and not as textual substitution.
> On overnight reflection, I have changed by mind.

Cool, that makes two of us 8-)

> The proposed new notation is @{x} where x is the attribute.
> I have implemented the new notation and added the following:
>  * the escape sequence @@{x} is used to allow @{x} to be
>    placed in the text without substitution of x. - this
>    corresponds to the $${x} escape sequence for properties.


>  * the macro replacement is now done on the default values for
>    the attributes - this allows Jan's use case to work:

syntactic sugar, +0

> For this I have proposed using the local property patch, but if
> macrodef properties are to be implemented as textual substitution
> and not as local properties, the two issues can be separated.



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