Re: Two recommendations: (1) Call it XSLT "program" (n
"Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@xxxxxxxx> writes: >> From: Kendall Shaw [mailto:kshaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] >> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 03:18 PM >> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Subject: Re: Two recommendations: (1) Call it XSLT "program" (not >> XSLT "stylesheet"), (2) stop treating XSLT as an acronym >> >> XSLT is not a general purpose language. There are sometimes reasons to >> make a distinction between languages like XSLT and languages like >> Haskell, say. > > I thought the distinction were: > > Haskell = functional programming language > Java = general purpose programming language > Logo = domain specific programming language > XSLT = functional programming language Well, as far as I can tell, Haskell is a general purpose functional programming language. A general purpose programming language is for causing side-effects. XSLT is meant to be for transforming a specific type of input to an output. Kendall
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