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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: xml languages
Date Mon, 24 Jan 2005 20:29:52 GMT
Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
> Ok, that explains the behaviour, the question is what we should do about 
> the, admitingly, weird behaviour.

How it is weird - it's same as in xslt.

> One possibilty would be to decide that we want JXTG to be more like a 
> functional language.


> In that case we should deprecate jx:set and 
> introduce a jx:let instead that just gives a local name for an 
> expression and that gives an exception if you try to set the "variable" 
> to a new value.

Not sure this is necessary.

> I think I would prefer this behaviour as I would prefer 
> having a template language without side effects.


> Another possibility is to let set asign the value to the first variable 
> binding with the same name that it finds when the stack is searched,

-1. Don't think this is a possibility; as noted above, templates should be side 
effect free.


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