SGML is not dead, but liveth

Submitted by shunting on Sun, 10/19/2008 - 15:35

At least in the memory of syntax designers everywhere.

Documentation for new syntactic features -- be still, my beating heart -- for PHP 5.3 alpha1, of all places:

Nowdocs are to single-quoted strings what heredocs are to double-quoted strings. A nowdoc is specified similarly to a heredoc, but no parsing is done inside a nowdoc. The construct is ideal for embedding PHP code or other large blocks of text without the need for escaping. It shares some features in common with the SGML <![CDATA[ ]]> construct, in that it declares a block of text which is not for parsing.