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Re: The p:pack step

From: Alessandro Vernet <avernet@orbeon.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 15:20:16 -0700
Message-ID: <4828ceec0708091520m4c87844drd26c07e1dd03ab48@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg <public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org>

On 8/9/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Mohamed asked to have p:pack on the agenda, but we didn't get to it.
> I'd like to close as many issues as possible in email.
>
> Please indicate if you are in favor of adding this step or not.

a) I haven't encountered the need for such a component in the
pipelines I have written so far.

b) There are number of basic operations on sequenced which we could
implement with a component. See [1] for what Haskell has to offer. Our
"pack" is similar to Haskell's "zip" (except zip drops items from the
longest list). But there are a number of other components we could
provide as well, and adding just pack at this point seems somewhat
arbitrary to me.

So I don't have a strong objection to adding "pack", but would rather
leave it out for now, and add this to our virtual list of things to
keep in mind for V.2.

[1] http://haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/base/Data-List.html

Alex
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