(7/6/00) I talked with Fred Waid today and asked if he had dealt with XML
in his paper for you. He said only briefly, but that Microsoft is coming out
with a new language in Sept called C-Sharp which will embrace XML, Java,
VB and other platforms and will be interpretive. Working in C-Sharp
(spelling?), you can shift from one to another of these languages in the
same program. I think the moral of the story is that it's very hard to keep
up. The rest of the world thinks XML is the new thing.