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Re: The Zen of pipelines?

From: Alexander Witzigmann <alexander.witzigmann@tanner.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:09:12 +0200
Message-ID: <4A37B598.4010603@tanner.de>
To: "xproc-dev@w3.org" <xproc-dev@w3.org>

> good overview to show the intention and spirit of a pipeline.
> all problems in the domain of information processing / transformation
> (information centric problems) are tend to be complex if you look at
> them as a monolith operation. the trick is to split the problem into
> smaller, semantically complete steps of sub-problems needs to be solved.
> if you compare a technical pipeline with a assembly line in production
> you see the trick. transform a stream of data with short and less
> complex steps. we does provide much benefit for human works in some
> cases but it provides much benefit for automatic steps either in
> assembly lines as well as in technical pipelines working on information
> flows.
> alex
> http://trent-intovalue.blogspot.com/
> Costello, Roger L. schrieb:
>> 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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