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Subject: Re: [xsl] Duplicate Elimination
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:55:08 +0000

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Abel Braaksma (Exselt) <abel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Yet for me, Muenchian grouping is "easy", but then again, I
> have had my share of XSLT 1.0 grouping challenges. For just about any
> programming pattern, using it becomes "easy" once you grasp its
> principles, but if you've never used it, the abstractness of a pattern
> may make it hard to grasp at first.
>

..........

> For a quote from Michael Kay, here is one that I found
> (http://www.oxygenxml.com/archives/xsl-list/200412/msg01020.html) when
> googling his name and Muenchian grouping, where he writes:
>
> "Muenchian grouping makes it easy to group on the result of any path
> expression, e.g. [....]"
>
> But surely, that doesn't mean it is "easy" for everyone ;).
>

Well the man is here himself but actually that doesn't say that
Muenchian grouping is easy. It says it makes certain things easy.

Easy, intuitive - hmmm for me I would always have to read about it to
grok it again before doing it. We have our own subjective determinants
of what is easy and intuitive.


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