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   RE: [xml-dev] Interpreter for a subset of Knuth's MMIX in pureXSLT

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At 5:03 PM +0100 4/1/03, Michael Kay wrote:

>And why, if the idea was to produce an interpreter, have you designed it
>so the program to be interpreted has to be hard coded in XSLT, rather
>than being read from a data file?

Perhaps because XSLT 1.0 has no means of loading a plain text file? I 
suppose the program could be wrapped in XML and loaded through the 
document() function, but then the source still wouldn't really be an 
MMIX program.

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