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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ANN] Collecting requirements for Ant2
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2001 07:51:11 GMT
At 08:42  22/3/01 +0100, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> At 05:01  21/3/01 +0100, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>
>>>And now, please, could anybody tell me the difference between those
>>>two? Is it that foreach is a keyword in Perl while select is one in
>>>SQL?
>> 
>> select has zero ordering semantics.
>
>I am fully aware of the difference of the underlying concept of SELECT
>in SQL and foreach in C-Shell, thanks.
>
>What I didn't get was that all you did was changing the term foreach
>(with no implied concept) against select (again no concept) - end up
>with a syntax that is the same apart from using different words.
>
>So if we use a declarative approach using select semantics but label
>the construct "foreach", would everybody be happy? I doubt so.

oh no - I oppose both select and foreach as every example I have seen so
far are examples of things that should be done in preprocessing ;)

Cheers,

Pete

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