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From Bruno Dumon <>
Subject RE: [ANN] GroupingTransformer
Date Wed, 05 Feb 2003 20:52:38 GMT
On Wed, 2003-02-05 at 20:25, Hunsberger, Peter wrote:
> Well, as I pointed out XSLT is Turing complete so anything is possible.

Yeah, but I think there's a reason we're not programming in
Turing-machine like languages...

>   For
> some people XSLT Extensions may start to make a lot of sense if you're into
> math libraries.  On the other hand, I should point out there are general
> XSLT libraries that implement everything from trig functions (log, sin, et
> al) to pattern generation and functional analysis freely available.  For
> example, join the Mulberry XSLT list and look for stuff from Dimitre
> Novatchev and his FXSL library...
> > It would also possible to further extend the GroupingTransformer to do
> things like sort the groups
> > based on the calculated summaries (e.g. to place highest sums first). And
> then there are also plans to
> > make a crosstabulating transformer some day...
> Again, I don't really see an issue doing this with XSLT.

And I didn't wrote it's not possible, but in my eyes it would be easier,
and probably a lot faster when done in Java (though I still need to look
in how it could be done using XSLT).

Ah well, we can continue this discussion forever :-)

Bruno Dumon                   
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center

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