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

Andrew Welch wrote:
> The definition of an "xml language" in this thread seems to vary
> between languages that use xml syntax and languages that operate on
> xml - if you are just talking about xml syntax then you can invent any
> language you like that does anything and give it an xml syntax... if
> it actually operates on xml that's a bit different.
> Something to consider is Scala, which contains an xml type:
> http://www.scala-lang.org/node/131
> ...so you have both a general purpose language with an inbuilt xml
> processing ability.

That strikes me as an interesting and likely path forward.  Instead of 
bolt-on APIs, language developers can integrate XML-specific 
functionality with their environments.

There's a long way to go here, of course, but what the heck.  XML's only 
finished its first decade.

Simon St.Laurent
XML exile, pining for nicer tools in familiar environments

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