RE: Can solve the N-queens - but can't count!

Subject: RE: Can solve the N-queens - but can't count!
From: david.rosenborg@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 17:08:09 +0100

Mike Kay wrote:

> I think it would be useful to the debate if someone could articulate the
> reasons why stylesheets should be side-effect-free. (If the argument is the
> same as for programming in general, then we can probably reject it as a good
> idea that never caught the imagination of the masses. Is there something
> special about stylesheets or XML transformations that means this style of
> programming is particularly appropriate in this domain? Because I'd hate to
> see everyone using DHTML simply because it requires less brainpower.)

Here are two reasons from which we have practical experience: lazy evaluation
implicit multithreading. In general the draft does not say anything about the
order in which
things are processed.


David.Rosenborg@xxxxxxxxxxx                         OM Technology

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