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From "James Strachan" <james_strac...@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject Re: [RT] SpitScript - B-Logic that doesn't suck ( Re: [RT]Flowmaps)
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2002 16:45:55 GMT
HI Ovidiu

Thanks for the heads up. I guess you spotted I've been trying to catch up
with the flowscript discussions as quick as I can and obviously missed some
history along the way. Thanks for setting me straight. Sorry for the
misdirected noise up to now.

> From: "Ovidiu Predescu" <ovidiu@apache.org>
> > On 6/25/02 3:04 AM, "James Strachan" <james_strachan@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Agreed. This was why I'm a fan of using declarative XML languages where
> > possible, so visual editors can be used, scripts can be easily analysed,
> > transformed etc.
> >
> > For example take a look at the 'workflow' space of BPML, WfMC, EDOC,
WSFL
> > and the like are all declarative XML languages and seem to do similar
things
> > to the 'flow' concept.
> >
> > http://www.ebpml.org/status.htm
>
> But all think of flow in terms of a finite state machine. The
> continuations-based flow engine which we use allows flow descriptions as
> normal programs. When you read such a program, it appears as the function
> that executes stops at a certain point, when the response is sent back to
> the user, and resumes when the user click a button on the Web browser.
It's
> much easier to write the code, maintain and enhance it this way. No
complex
> visual tools (usually $$$) are required for this.

It all makes sense now - thanks.

James


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