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The Zen of pipelines?

From: Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:19:45 -0400
To: "xproc-dev@w3.org" <xproc-dev@w3.org>
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Hi Folks,

I want to get a high-level understanding of pipelines, their value, and their niche in the world. 

Why do people rave about Unix pipelines? What made them so excellent?

Will people rave about XProc pipelines? Do XProc pipelines have the same qualities as Unix pipelines? What are those qualities?

When is it better to use pipelines than imperative (procedural) code?

What's the Zen of pipelines?

Are there books on pipelines, which discusses pipelines from a high-level perspective? 

/Roger
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