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RE: OO and scripting

Subject: RE: OO and scripting
From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 23:55:32 -0400
layout oo thomas
Didier PH Martin wrote:

> What's funny is that none of these languages can create
> themselves (like C,
> C++, python, Java, Perl, etc...) this is because they are event handlers,
> they react to the original document like GUI event handlers react to the
> user's actions. These languages cannot live without the document like GUI
> event handlers cannot live without the GUI. So Alan would find it funny to
> see the data as an event generator. In fact, when we think a bit
> more, this
> is the paradigm shift :-)

	Exactly! the XML data is a set of instructions to the XSL engine in exactly
the same way as the javascript within a <script> block is a set of
instructions to the javascript interpreter or an HTML document is a set of
instructions to an HTML layout engine or any other language is a set of
instructions to its evaluator. The distinction between data and program is
completely arbitrary.

Jonathan Borden
http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net


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