[Mono-dev] Patch: XSLT thread safety

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Thu Jul 17 10:42:22 EDT 2008

Joshua Tauberer wrote:
>  > If MSDN says it is thread safe for transformation, then that is wrong.
>  > If it were correct, it requires whatever no one can achieve.
> Not to go all semantics on you, but an API can't be wrong. Inconsistent, 

What I said wrong here is MSDN documentation, not API (and yes as you
say, I don't think differentiating them here is very productive).

> yes. But if it's inconsistent, that doesn't tell you which way to 
> resolve the inconsistency. It seems perfectly sensible to resolve the 
> inconsistency by saying "so long as any scripts and extension functions 
> are also thread safe".

So it falls back to my second reply: I don't think we welcome "x is 
thread safe" "y is not" sort of complication. (And I don't forget
the performance issue in your change yet.)

Atsushi Eno

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