RE: RE: Proposal: a building block approach to XML design
Since we are on an XML list, we are, I assume, talking informational interfaces, which I think are closely allied to these idioms. I say closely allied, because Service Interactions are meant to be agnostic of internal mechanisms, and so are *not* the same as the fully developed idiom. A single idiomatic interface should apply to several [similar] spaces, each based on their internal idioms, and should allow for the development of new spaces that have their own internal idioms. As long as we keep those distinctions straight, I think the functional programming paragraph Roger quotes is spot on for this discussion. "If something is not worth doing, it`s not worth doing well" - Peter Drucker Toby Considine TC9, Inc TC Chair: oBIX & WS-Calendar TC Editor: EMIX, EnergyInterop U.S. National Inst. of Standards and Tech. Smart Grid Architecture Committee Email: Toby.Considine@gmail.com Phone: (919)619-2104 http://www.tcnine.com/ blog: www.NewDaedalus.com -----Original Message----- From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:09 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: Proposal: a building block approach to XML design Hi Folks, A while back I read this in a book on functional programming: The functional programmer, then, should approach a new application by seeking to identify the programming idioms common in that application area, and to define them as (probably higher order) functions. Each particular application program should then be built by so far as possible combining these functions, rather than writing new code. (Perhaps for this reason, such functions are often called combinators). The benefits of such an approach are very rapid programming, once the library of idioms is defined, and very often that application programs are correct first time, since they are built by assembling correct components. It occurs to me that this applies to data design as well -- identify the data idioms common in the application area. Another name for "data idioms" is building blocks. Thoughts? /Roger _______________________________________________________________________ XML-DEV is a publicly archived, unmoderated list hosted by OASIS to support XML implementation and development. To minimize spam in the archives, you must subscribe before posting. [Un]Subscribe/change address: http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/ Or unsubscribe: email@example.com subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org List archive: http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php
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