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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: [xml-dev] Un-ask the question)

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Dare writes:
> I could also make a similar argument for eliminating static methods
> OO languages because it encuorages people from a procedural
> background to eschew objects and write their apps as one big mess of
> static method calls. However, rationally simply because there is
> potential misuse for a feature doesn't mean that there aren't any
> benefits. 

Sorry, Dare, but this is XML, not OOP.  A lot of the uglier stupidities
in the XML universe come from mismatched OOP notions, so I'd really
prefer not to use OOP as any basis of comparison.  (Ditto for relational

I still fail to see any merit whatsoever in the counterexamples you've

Simon St.Laurent
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Errors, errors, all fall down!


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