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   Re: [xml-dev] frustration (was RE: [xml-dev] XPath 2.0 )

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At 08:02 PM 5/13/2002 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 19:20, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> > Asking for nouns rather than adjectives? It's a really sneaky tactic, I
> > admit...
>Yes, it is very sneaky.  Asking for nouns effectively means asking for
>features.  Adjectives are useful tools for trimming features.

Here's a noun:


Here's a request to trim a feature:

     Drop shallow(). Nobody needs it. It's poorly conceived.

Here's another noun:

      Dereference operator

Here's a request to trim a feature:

      Get rid of the dereference operator. It duplicates the functionality 
of id(), and it's kinda ugly.

Jenni's messages and David's messages are full of requests to remove nouns. 
They are very helpful.



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