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Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> And I'm finding myself left pretty cold about this generally. Maybe
> there's something more to it, but this looks pretty much like XPath Lite
> with ECMAScript object syntax. Maybe that's what people want. I can
> see an 80/20 there, though it strikes me funny that they used, well,
I read this over and I liked it. It struck a cord with me becuase it
takes an API and makes it into syntax.
The idea of preferring syntax over an API is a theme I hit on
in Language-Centric Software Development. DOM
and SAX are just APIs and, as such, are 'tacked' on to the side
of a language, while E4X is a language tuned to solve problems
in a particular domain.
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>