Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XPath 2.0
Oops, it wasn't off list, but still a valid question. Now it's for anyone. :-) > Hi Dimitre: > > This is off list. I'm trying to reproduce/understand Gunther's problem, and > am having difficulty. Doesn't this typing problem only exist if he is either > working with extensions, as M Kay pointed out, or if he is importing a > schema using xsl:import-schema? > > I'm only now starting to play around with XSLT 2.0, so this is a question I > am posing to you , not an argument. Can you give me an example where > automatic casting takes place? I tried to create one multiplying two values > and assumed, based on this thread, it would return an integer, but it didn't > happen. Can you clarify the situation for my muddled mind? > > thanks! > > ~ chuck white > > > > > The difficulties that even Jeni has prove Kurt's point. > > > > My question is: Isn't there any way simply to nlock all these type > > checking, please? > > > > Don't understand me wrong -- I do not need to be convinced and > > persuaded about the benefits of having a strong type checking system. I > > admire Haskell, which has it. > > > > But XSLT is *not* Haskell. Introducing such strong type checking into > > XSLT make it almost impossible to work (if even Jeni has such > > difficulties. then no mortal XSLT programmer would be able to do > > anything at all), will decrease to zero its users population and will > > change XSLT into something completely different, which is not XSLT any > > more. > > > > Do the authors of this beast really listen to what we are saying? > > > > Do they respect the XSLT programmers' community? > > > > Will XSLT 2.0 really be XSLT? > > > > > > > > > > > > ===== > > Cheers, > > > > Dimitre Novatchev. > > http://fxsl.sourceforge.net/ -- the home of FXSL > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > Yahoo! Shopping - Send Flowers for Valentine's Day > > http://shopping.yahoo.com > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > > > > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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