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[XQuery] 3.8 FLWOR Expressions: tuple stream

From: Michael Dyck <jmdyck@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 12:39:52 -0800
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
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XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language
W3C Working Draft 12 November 2003

3.8 FLWOR Expressions

You should clarify how the "tuple stream" relates (or doesn't) to the
dynamic environment.

Given the example "tuples" in 3.8.1, such as
   ($i = 1, $j = 3)
it seems clear that they're not really tuples (or certainly not best
described as tuples). For instance,
   ($j = 3, $i = 1)
would (properly speaking) be a different tuple, and yet it would appear
to have exactly the same effect as far as XQuery is concerned.

So in fact, these things are best described as *mappings* (from
variables to values), not tuples.

-Michael Dyck
Received on Saturday, 14 February 2004 15:40:44 UTC

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