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Subject: Re: <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
From: "M. David Peterson" <m.david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 03:09:50 -0600
Re:  <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 02:52:01 -0600, bryan rasmussen <rasmussen.bryan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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:D

M. David Peterson
http://mdavid.name | http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2354 | http://dev.aol.com/blog/3155


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