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From Matt Sergeant <m...@sergeant.org>
Subject Re: Avoiding "language impedance" in XSP (was Re: [RT] Rationalizing XSP (was: XSP and aspects))
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2001 19:34:48 GMT
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Allan Erskine wrote:

> > In short, I think you're focussing on it incorrectly:
> >
> >   The re-usable component is the generated XML - not tiny parts of the
> >   XSP page that you might be writing to build that XML. And putting
> >   code in XSP doesn't kill that notion in any way shape or form.
>
> On my first reading of Ricardo's email, I thought his focus was bang on.
> <xsp:if> is exactly the sort of direct programming construct that we DON'T
> want to need to use.  You rightly say that programming languages can do a
> lot...however so can taglibs, and they have the potential to be exactly
> aligned to multiple dimensions of the entire XML serving domain in ways no
> (current) general purpose language could (not even Perl).  So IMO it comes
> down to much more than just reuse.

What about side effects?

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