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On Mon, 2004-12-27 at 15:55 -0800, Daniela Florescu wrote:
> >
> > When you write XSLT, why is that not "hand-coded"?
> It's assembler-level "hand coding" vs. SQL-level "hand coding".
> Sure, you can see both as "hand coding" if you want...
> But do I really have to explain myself any further ?

Yes, of course.

I gave an example.  You said:

for $x in //foobar
where some:predicate($x)
return my:function($x)

I gave the Python (with Amara library) equivalent:

[ myfunction(x) for x in root.xpath('//foobar') if somepredicate(x) ]

By what reasonable criteria can you call my version "assembler-level"
compared to yours?

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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Use CSS to display XML - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss-i.html
Full XML Indexes with Gnosis - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/12/08/py-xml.html
Be humble, not imperial (in design) - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10286
UBL 1.0 - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think28.html
Use Universal Feed Parser to tame RSS - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipufp.html
Default and error handling in XSLT lookup tables - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiplook.html
A survey of XML standards - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-stand4/
The State of Python-XML in 2004 - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/10/13/py-xml.html


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