Grooves: why are "data" designed as properties and not nodes ?

Anders W. Tell anderst at
Mon Sep 27 11:19:57 BST 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:

> In your description you've renamed "values" as "leaf nodes." I don't
> think that that changes the model much. It's like the distinction
> between Python and Java. Java has "basic types" and "objects". Python
> says some objects are built-in types and others are based on
> user-defined classes. In practice the difference is small.

In this variation of the Grove concept there are also built-in types and user-defined types,
but the extra benefit is a single type system instead if two, properties:"declared datatype"

> Does that help?

Yes it does :) Now I can finish my DOM/Groove compliant API's and my binary FML v2

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