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From "Chen, Gin" <Gin.C...@NielsenMedia.com>
Subject RE: RE: missing if/else syntax
Date Thu, 08 May 2003 21:32:42 GMT
oops sorry didn't mean to leave out Pierre. But the post was re Shawn :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 5:25 PM
To: Tag Libraries Users List
Subject: RE: RE: missing if/else syntax



Pierre IS JSTL. Shawn is his obedient servant.

Think Count Dracula and Igor.

The rest of the expert group are their zombie army.

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Chen, Gin wrote:

> "I was indeed a member of the JSTL expert group."
> That's like saying that Bill Gates is a worker at Microsoft.
> Don't you know that Shawn IS JSTL? ;)
> (Shameless plug for Shawn's book) And in case you haven't yet. You need to
> check out his book.
> -Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shawn Bayern [mailto:bayern@essentially.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 5:12 PM
> To: Tag Libraries Users List; otisg@ureach.com
> Subject: Re: RE: missing if/else syntax
>
>
> On Thu, 8 May 2003, otisg wrote:
>
> > Shawn, you are saying 'we', so it looks you participated in decision
> > making, or were at least close to it. I'm just curious, why was
> > c:choose chosen, insteaf of (a more 'natural') c:switch?
> >
> > Lot's of programming languages use the switch keyword.  I don't
> > use any PL that uses choose keyword.  Does XSLT use choose?  If
> > so, why did they decide on choose, any idea?
>
> I was indeed a member of the JSTL expert group.
>
> The construct in JSTL isn't quite analogous to a switch, which in
> languages that people are familiar with represents a branch (typically
> based on an integer) against matching possibilities.  In XSLT's and JSTL's
> case, the mutually exclusive paths are always chosen by boolean
> expressions, which may be independent from one another; aside from the
> fact that both allow multi-way conditions, 'switch' in (say) Java and and
> 'choose' in JSTL really don't have much in common either syntactically or
> semantically.
>
> --
> Shawn Bayern
> "JSTL in Action"   http://www.manning.com/bayern
>
>
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