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Subject: Re: [xsl] Haskell programmer's rant about xslt
From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:19:28 +0200

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On 16.4.2012 21:58, Max Toro wrote:
> Quote: "The fact that you can't know what any single line of code
> does without reviewing every other line in the program makes this
> language an abomination. "
> 
> I've heard this more than once, but don't understand exactly the 
> issue. Perhaps related to the notion that adding a new template
> might affect the behavior of other templates, specially if not
> using a mode.

Maybe, OP means that in Haskell many algorithms can be expressed in
very few lines -- of course those lines would be completely unreadable
by programmer used to XSLT or conventional programming language.

OP was probably upset by some badly designed XSLT code ha has to cope
with it. It was junt rant, take it easy.

			Jirka

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