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

Subject: RE: Can solve the N-queens - but can't count!
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:27:24 +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. 
To which David Rosenborg responded:

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

I had a kind of feeling that the responses were going to be along the line
"if we restrict what the user can do then we can have much more fun as
implementors". Show me a user benefit!


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