[xquery-talk] XQuery and Item Orientation

John Snelson john.snelson at oracle.com
Wed Jan 21 11:26:56 PST 2009

Brian Maso wrote:
> I like that XQuery has tight focus -- I think of it as a functional DSL 
> for processing XML, and that's a great thing. (Adding functions as 
> first-class types would really kick ass, though!) But adding "methods" 
> to XSD types? Eh (shrug).

Of course once you have first-class functions, you can do object 
oriented programming anyway. :-)


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