Re: <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
Hmm, not sure if I would classify Xquery as a functional language. Declarative, sure, I guess query languages tend to be, but not sure about the functional. Why do you say it is?
I agree that one could argue that XQuery is not a purely functional programming language, but none-the-less, for all intents and purposes its a functional language,
e.g. @ http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/414/chamberlin.pdf
<quote> XQuery is a functional language comprised of several kinds of expressions that can be nested and composed with full generality. </quote>
If not mistaken, the XQuery spec *used* to start off with something similar to the above, but it seems it got cut from the final spec. Maybe for a reason?
M. David Peterson
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