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Re: [xml-dev] Feasibility of "do all application coding in the XML languages"?

Hi Roger,
   There are many software applications, which need imperative
programming infrastructure (where we should be able to change program
state at will, like using assignment statement as so on).

Examples of such applications could be,
1. Complex business logic (say I am implementing a work flow for an
insurance company)
2. Game programming :)
3. GUI programming

and so on.

To my opinion, none of the above tasks can be done (or easily done) in
XML based languages.

Whereas XML based languages are specialized to process XML data.

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I am exploring the idea of "do all application coding in the XML languages."
> Here is a response from a colleague:
> "... in general XSLT is cool but limited. If your transform requires any "higher math" or advanced functionality or external code libraries (such as geometry coordinate system libraries), you almost always have to go back to a higher level language (such as Java) at some point."
> Does my colleague make a TRUE or FALSE statement?
> /Roger

Mukul Gandhi

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