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RE: F&O distinct-values function

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 09:19:06 -0700
Message-ID: <E5B814702B65CB4DA51644580E4853FB0846B7DE@red-msg-12.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Priscilla Walmsley" <priscilla@walmsley.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

Thanks!  See below...

All the best, Ashok

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-qt-comments-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Priscilla Walmsley
> Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 6:00 AM
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> 
> 
> On the distinct-values function:
> 
> 1. Why does it matter if two values of the same type have a total
order,
> as long as they can be compared using eq?  For example, QNames do not
> have total order but you should be able to pick out distinct ones
using
> the eq/ne operators.
[AM] Seems like a cut and paste error.  I'll fix it.
> 
> 2.  It says that the order of the values returned is
> implementation-dependent. However, it's not just the _order_ of the
> values, but which values.  In the example given,
> 
> fn:distinct-values(1, 2.0, 3, 2) returns (1, 3, 2.0).
> 
> The fact that it returns 2.0 rather than 2 is implementation
dependent,
> regardless of the order.  I think this should be clarified.
[AM] That's a very good point.  I'll work on the wording.
> 
> Thanks,
> Priscilla
> 
Received on Saturday, 10 May 2003 13:22:43 GMT

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