Re: Infix syntax for DSSSL

Subject: Re: Infix syntax for DSSSL
From: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 16:33:25 +0100 (BST)
The arguments about whether Marc A really is bone-crunchingly stupid
or not still seem to me beside the point. Call me old-fashioned, but
it seems to me that the best way to sell DSSSL is to demonstrate that
it works and does the job. A popular demo is worth a thousand
specifications, in the world I live in. If I argue theoretically in
this company that we should use DSSSL because its an ISO standard,
because its cute, because it looks/doesnt look like Perl, they'll yawn
and say `who cares we can do everything in Perl cgibin scripts
anyway'. But if I show them fast and elegant solutions to problems
that use DSSSL, they'll buy it.

Hence I reiterate that James' list of proposals for additions is far
more important than mere syntax. 

But what do I know. I predict Netscape will be a dead company in two
years anyway, and to hell with Marc Andreesen.


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