Questioning XSL

David Megginson david at
Fri May 21 20:53:48 BST 1999

Paul Prescod writes:

 > Abandoning a language you know well is not so rare. Most Python
 > users are refugees from other languages that seemed perfect for a
 > while (Perl, Scheme, Smalltalk) but got less perfect as they became
 > expert at it.

Wow!  I've never had the experience of using a language that seemed
perfect, or even nearly so.  There is an exhilaration that comes with
finally understanding a new way of thinking (say, moving from BASIC to
functional programming, or from functional to object oriented, or from
dumb OO programming to design patterns), but I've never mistaken that
for a real orgasm.

When I hear Paul oohing and aahing over Python, I'm tempted to order
what he's having.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as: and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list