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Re: [xml-dev] On the path to becoming a declarative master=?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=A6?=

I like to use the term 'efficiency' in front of clients! :)

Laziness is not its only virtue, to be fair: I think Roger has a point about clarity in declarative (done well).

Tomos Hillman
eXpertML Ltd
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On 30 Jun 2020, 15:32 +0100, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@gmail.com>, wrote:
declarative is inspired by laziness. why do more work than you have to

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:03 AM Roger L Costello <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

Hi Folks,

I’ve noticed that some people seem to have a natural ability to organize tangled sets of concepts into nice, clear tables. These people think declaratively. Other people, when faced with the same tangled set of concepts, seem to immediately gravitate to procedural explanations, which are often quite lengthy. I must confess, I fall into the latter category. I do think, however, that my many years of immersion in the XML technologies has helped me to think more declaratively. Nonetheless, I still have a long way to go to become a “declarative master”. Last year I was helping to write a paper and my colleague would routinely create these nice simple tables. I was so impressed. The tables made things so clear and removed the need for much explanation. It was apparent to me that my colleague has a keen intellect.

I wonder if research has been done on the relationship between declarative thinking and intelligence? Have you found that, by working with the XML technologies, it has sharpened your declarative skills?


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