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Subject: RE: [xsl] XQuery Updates in XSLT
From: "Scott Trenda" <Scott.Trenda@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:21:07 -0500

I think John is confusing the meaning of "functional" here. Dimitre
meant "functional" as in "based on functions/templates, like Haskell or
Scheme (as opposed to imperative)", and perhaps John interpreted
"functional" to mean "it works, it's not broken".


~ Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Koberg [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:06 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [xsl] XQuery Updates in XSLT

On Oct 29, 2008, at 2:58 PM, John Snelson wrote:

> Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 1:39 AM, Jesper Tverskov
>> <jesper@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I have tested XQuery Updates in Saxon SA 9.1 and it works like a
>>> dream.  I was wondering if something similar is going to be
>>> available
>>> in XSLT?  How can XSLT do without such a killer feature?
>> Such a feature will be the killer of a nice, functional language, I
>> agree... :)
> XQuery Update is still a 100% functional language - it's pretty good
> at
> succinctly expressing transforms that would otherwise need an identity
> transform and some number of exception templates.

This comment makes no sense. It is like saying a pogo stick is pretty
good at getting you from point A to point B that would otherwise
require a car.


> John

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