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RE: The XProc Quine

From: <vojtech.toman@emc.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:49:05 -0400
To: <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3799D0FD120AD940B731A37E36DAF3FE33D974EB5C@MX20A.corp.emc.com>
> For my money, there's something that's not quite as aesthetically
> pleasing about these types of quines that invoke a system call to read
> and print out the source document.  It seems like cheating.

It indeed does. Which is why I didn't call my pipeline a quine. (I just created it as an example of using an empty URI in p:document in a discussion on the XProc WG mailing list, and didn't think of it as a quine at all.)


Vojtech Toman
Consultant Software Engineer
EMC | Information Intelligence Group

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