Subject: [xsl] Does XSLT have a run-time system?|
From: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:09:01 +0000
Hi Folks, Wikipedia describes "run-time system" like so : Every computer language implements some form of runtime system, whether the language is a compiled language or an interpreted language. As a simple example of a basic runtime, the runtime system of the C language is a particular set of instructions inserted into the executable image by the compiler. Among other things, these instructions manage the processor stack, create space for local variables, and copy function-call parameters onto the top of the stack. The reason this behavior is part of the runtime, as opposed to part of a keyword of the language, is that it is systematic, maintaining the state of the stack throughout a program's execution. The systematic behavior implements the execution model of the language, as opposed to implementing semantics that contribute to a particular computed result.