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   Re: [xml-dev] Semantics, Complex Systems, (XSLT) Programs which W rite T

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John Cowan wrote:

> XSLT programs of this type are not *self*-modifying.  Rather, they modify
> other code that happens to resemble themselves.  It is then up to something
> outside the XSLT environment to re-execute the modified code.

Yes, I believe that they are called "self-reproducing" programs.

BTW John, I really liked your paradigm shift on the telephone operator story.
Can you think of a similar shift with programming?  /Roger


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