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   Re: [xml-dev] E4X

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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, 
> JavaScript, a language I've been running away from for years.

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[1]. 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.

[1] http://bitworking.org/story/5



  • References:
    • E4X
      • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>


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