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Re: What is the mental model of XProc?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:55:58 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2vdmxbl6p.fsf@nwalsh.com>
"Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org> writes:

>> I don't see a contradiction between
>>    "streams of XML flowing through steps"
>> and
>>   "dividing problems into bite-sized chunks"
> What I meant is: 
>     XProc is not about creating subroutines 
>     that are invoked with arguments. 
> This weekend I caught myself falling back into old programming
> habits of creating subroutines. I was trying to do FORTRAN in XProc.

I don't think there's anything wrong with writing subroutines. The trick,
I think, is to think in terms of "subroutines" that primarily operate
on XML documents.

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