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RE: XQuery 1.0 - 3.12.3 and 3.12.5

From: Kay, Michael <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 01:39:17 +0100
Message-ID: <DFF2AC9E3583D511A21F0008C7E621060453E108@daemsg02.software-ag.de>
To: Svgdeveloper@aol.com, public-qt-comments@w3.org

The "cast as" syntax is now almost entirely redundant - the one case where
it is still needed is where the name of the type clashes with the name of a
function. I think we're still trying to solve that problem, though I'm not
sure it's very high on anyone's agenda just now.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Svgdeveloper@aol.com [mailto:Svgdeveloper@aol.com] 
> Sent: 04 March 2003 14:50
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: XQuery 1.0 - 3.12.3 and 3.12.5
> 
> 
> 
> The cast expression of 3.12.3 and the constructor function of 
> 3.12.5 seem to 
> be essentially duplicating the same functionality.
> 
> It isn't immediately obvious to me why such duplication 
> should be necessary 
> or appropriate, particularly since the cast expression seems 
> sometimes/always 
> simply to add the words "cast as" before what would otherwise be a 
> constructor function.
> 
> Is there a compelling reason for the continuing existence of 
> this seeming 
> duplication? Or am I missing something obvious?
> 
> Andrew Watt
> 
Received on Tuesday, 4 March 2003 19:39:26 GMT

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