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Re: XML Calabash and Saxon 9.4

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:21:14 -0500
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m27h1smkph.fsf@nwalsh.com>
David Lee <dlee@calldei.com> writes:
> #2 is 'bad'. IMHO.
> In the Java world handling multiple versions of an API at runtime is not
> only 'hard' but inefficient.
> You'll find everywhere you need a method or class you'll instead need a
> Reflection and Object.
> Then you get into real naughtiness, IMHO.

Well, sure. So the hard part is developing that abstraction such that
I only need to do the inefficient naughtiness once.

> You forgot #3
> 3.  Stick with Saxon 9.3 for a while ...
> or maybe thats implied with #1

Yeah. Well. Except I'm interested in trying out 9.4 so maybe there's
one more 9.3 compatible release.

I can also fork the source, I suppose and as long as "git merge" does
the right thing publish two releases.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
Phone: +1 413 624 6676

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