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   Re: Questioning XSL

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 14:52:53 -0400 (EDT)

Paul Prescod writes:

 > Abandoning a language you know well is not so rare. Most Python
 > users are refugees from other languages that seemed perfect for a
 > while (Perl, Scheme, Smalltalk) but got less perfect as they became
 > expert at it.

Wow!  I've never had the experience of using a language that seemed
perfect, or even nearly so.  There is an exhilaration that comes with
finally understanding a new way of thinking (say, moving from BASIC to
functional programming, or from functional to object oriented, or from
dumb OO programming to design patterns), but I've never mistaken that
for a real orgasm.

When I hear Paul oohing and aahing over Python, I'm tempted to order
what he's having.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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