Subject: Re: [xsl] Duplicate Elimination|
From: Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:55:08 +0000
On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Abel Braaksma (Exselt) <abel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Yet for me, Muenchian grouping is "easy", but then again, I > have had my share of XSLT 1.0 grouping challenges. For just about any > programming pattern, using it becomes "easy" once you grasp its > principles, but if you've never used it, the abstractness of a pattern > may make it hard to grasp at first. > .......... > For a quote from Michael Kay, here is one that I found > (http://www.oxygenxml.com/archives/xsl-list/200412/msg01020.html) when > googling his name and Muenchian grouping, where he writes: > > "Muenchian grouping makes it easy to group on the result of any path > expression, e.g. [....]" > > But surely, that doesn't mean it is "easy" for everyone ;). > Well the man is here himself but actually that doesn't say that Muenchian grouping is easy. It says it makes certain things easy. Easy, intuitive - hmmm for me I would always have to read about it to grok it again before doing it. We have our own subjective determinants of what is easy and intuitive.