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Re: Language choice (was: Re: Interactive XML)

Subject: Re: Language choice (was: Re: Interactive XML)
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 13:22:30 -0500
language choice
Bill Lindsey wrote:
> 
> I've looked, but I can't find it.  Shouldn't there be something in the
> requirements draft that I could point to and say "Aha, this is why
> XML + Javascript (er, ECMAScript) syntax is a better choice than Scheme
> syntax"?  In my opinion, if the choice is to be considered justified,
> the basis ought to be more explicit.

Specifications are not supposed to justify every decision that is made.
They just specify. Motivation is typically only given where it will
clarify implementation and usage issues, ("now I see what the feature is
there for") not as justification.

 Paul Prescod  - http://itrc.uwaterloo.ca/~papresco

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