Recursion Is The New Iteration

I remember the strange feeling as a kid the first time I saw structured BASIC after having been doing everything with line numbers. Any time I happened to walk into a Radio Shack in the early 80s I’d just have to leave this behind:  I was in a GOTO/GOSUB world (give it a try). The…

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XSLT: A Pure Functional Language

Some years ago now, I had the pleasure of working with a great team building a very elegant publishing and rendering system for MSN. This was one the best times I’ve had at Microsoft. It was a revolutionary system for the time[1] based on transformation of XML data feeds into rendered modules. The transformation language…

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