[xsl] Re: Re: Re: Counting nodes efficiently

Subject: [xsl] Re: Re: Re: Counting nodes efficiently
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 06:56:52 +0100
"Wendell Piez" <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Dimitre--
> At 05:22 PM 2/19/2004, you wrote:
> >I hope that the right term will prevail through being more frequently
> Me too. "Forward walk?"

Just "Tree walk"?

> Generally terms like this are adopted either when someone comes up with a
> really compelling name and it sticks, or someone thinks up something so
> nifty and so useful that they wake up to find their own name on it. (Ask
> Steve Muench, whose name will be mispronounced by users of XSLT 1.0
> forevermore.)
> But I don't recall who stole the forward walk from whom. I think I first
> saw it from either Mike Kay, or Jeni. (Naturally.)

I have seen Jeni use tree walk several times and probably (don't remember)
she also used it the sense of replacement/analog to the classic identity

> It's an interesting
> technique since it's essentially taking the trouble to do explicitly what
> the default traversal would do anyway, but allowing for particular
> interventions (like testing or your counting).

This shows the benefits of trying to analyze into bits something that we are
accustomed doing automatically and as a one whole.

> "Forced forward walk"? It
> sounds like a pirate ship.

Nobody is being forced.

Maybe "micro-walk" or "serial-walk" ?
> Cheers,
> Wendell


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