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Permanently sinking output ports

From: Romain Deltour <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:46:55 +0100
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To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Wouldn't it be useful to be able to specify statically at authoring time when a port will no longer be used after a certain point in a pipeline ? I'm thinking of an attribute in the p:sink element that would say "when you reach this p:sink, these ports will no longer be read". 

It would help implementors to free the memory during at execution time, without needing some advanced static optimization.

Just a thought…

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