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Subject: Re: <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:44:44 -0400
Re:  <quote>XSL is NOT easy</quote>
On Tue, 2007-06-26 at 03:09 -0600, M. David Peterson wrote:
> 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 

I thought it was porpoises in tents ???

> 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?

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