Re: [xsl] Standards checkers for XSLT

Subject: Re: [xsl] Standards checkers for XSLT
From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 25 Nov 2006 15:54:21 +0000
>>>>> "Dimitre" == Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

    >> Space and keystorkes do not need economy.

    Dimitre> This is not completely true.

Well, no - not taken to extremes.

    >> Code is far more often read than written, so it is a false
    >> economy to worry about the number of keystrokes.

    Dimitre> Whenever there are 3-4 names and each of them is twice
    Dimitre> longer than it could be (just for "readability") very

We weren't talking about twice as long - just one extra character per

    Dimitre> easy to end up with so long lines that one would need to
    Dimitre> scroll horizontally to read the whole text.

    Dimitre> This is a case, when putting too much effort for
    Dimitre> readability achieves the reverse effect.

Well, yes. But I didn't see anyone arguing for such a practice.

    Dimitre> Also, here we are talking about "cosmetics", which is so
    Dimitre> much trivial and superficial compared to "real health" of
    Dimitre> a system. :o)

No, it isn't trivial at all. It's a vital part of maintaining the
"real health" of a system.
A clear legible and consitent style is a huge benefit in that respect.
Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire

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