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- Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 09:44:18 -0700
> > [...] I think large parts of the the
> > "communal understanding" live in wetware between human ears and in messy
> > procedural code.
> Which is why, parenthetically, it's often quite awkward to process XML
> using a declarative, rather than procedural, language.
Eh, what? This seems a blatant non-sequitur. The fact that much legacy code
is procedural is a historical accident and has nothing to do with present and
To some minds, and for some purposes, procedural approaches are awkward: in
other cases declarative approaches are awkward, but if one had to pick one
with intrinsically less "awkwardness" for XML-processing, I would argue for
the declarative approach.
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