[xquery-talk] Izzit Bcos I is functional?

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 03:39:06 PDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 6:23 AM, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka at gmail.com> wrote:

>> It's how it's presented to the experienced programmer that is the issue.
> My metaphor is that an XSLT processor converts an XML document to a stream
> of events which you have to write handlers for in the form of template
> rules. However that only covers XSLT's push paradigm and although I'd like
> to say push is all you need I don't think it's true, sometimes you have to
> pull.

I should have added that the processor has built in event handlers so you
only need to write handlers for required functionality that is at variance
with the default for that node type.

A non-programmer has no problem accepting this but it is alien to the
experienced programmer for processing that  he has not explicitly
controlled to occur and it screws them up because they like to step through
code with debuggers. In fact that is often their prime modus operandi
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