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Re: [xsl] Does XSLT have a run-time system?


Subject: Re: [xsl] Does XSLT have a run-time system?
From: Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:26:29 +0000

> Does XSLT have a run-time system? If yes, would you give some intuitions
about what it contains please?
>

The language doesn't have a run-time system, but every implementation I know
of does.

You could theoretically compile the language to machine code, with no run-time
library even to handle common tasks like sorting, but no-one would ever dream
of doing that.

In practice the distribution of functionality between generated code and
called library routines is likely to vary greatly from one implementation to
another.

Michael Kay
Saxonica


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