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Subject: RE: Assignment no, dynamic scoping si (was: Re: RE: Wishes for XSL revisions ...
From: DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 12:23:56 -0000
RE: Assignment no
> From: Gunther Schadow [mailto:gunther@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]

>  > anyone arguing for the addition of an new scoping mechanism
>  > needs to argue that the benefits are worth the costs, given
>  > the features proposed in xslt 2.
> So, what are the disadvantages of dynamic scoping?

> I really would like to hear some more voices about this issue,
> for and against dynamic scoping. I am ready to accept not
> having it if someone can make an argument why exactly it is
> bad. It is certainly not enough to just say that it's bad
> repeatedly.
> So, the two questions to answer is
> (A) where do functional arguments play a role in XSLT at all?
> I cannot see any way to pass functions as arguments or return
> functions from functions in XSLT. 

Just one more voice then, after the volume of mail on this subject, mostly
from Gunther.

I don't believe Gunther's case, as one of only two supporters of this case,
is sufficient
for the WG to consider inclusion of dynamic scoping in 2.0.

Personally I've heard enough on the subject.

Regareds DaveP.


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