Re: [xsl] <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
Subject: Re: [xsl] <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>|
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:09:50 -0600
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 02:52:01 -0600, bryan rasmussen
Hmm, not sure if I would classify Xquery as a functional language.
Declarative, sure, I guess query languages tend to be, but not sure
about the functional. Why do you say it is?
I agree that one could argue that XQuery is not a purely functional
programming language, but none-the-less, for all intents and purposes its
a functional language,
e.g. @ http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/414/chamberlin.pdf
XQuery is a functional
language comprised of several kinds of
expressions that can be nested and
composed with full generality.
If not mistaken, the XQuery spec *used* to start off with something
similar to the above, but it seems it got cut from the final spec. Maybe
for a reason?
M. David Peterson
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