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[Bug 1584] New: [FS] technical: 4.1.5 Function Calls: "for all j"

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Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 04:17:32 +0000
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           Summary: [FS] technical: 4.1.5 Function Calls: "for all j"
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Formal Semantics
        AssignedTo: simeon@us.ibm.com
        ReportedBy: jmdyck@ibiblio.org
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

4.1.5 Function Calls

DErr / rule 2
"for all 1 <= j <= m"
    This explicit universal quantification is unique in the spec, and
    there's no explanation of how to handle it. Usually, "for all j"
    is accomplished with an ellipsis, thus:

        FunctionDecl1 =
            declare function expanded-QName(Type1, ..., Typen) as Type
        FunctionDeclm =
            declare function expanded-QName(Type1, ..., Typen) as Type

    which requires all the signatures in statEnv.funcType(expanded-QName)
    to be identical, which is presumably forbidden for m > 1. You could
    avoid this by adding a 'j' subscript to all the Type patterns, but
    then you'd also have to add a 'j' subscript to the Typei in premise 5,
    but that only makes sense if premise 5 is "within the scope" of the
    "for all j", which is getting pretty messy.  (Note that this problem
    goes away if you change funcType to map to a single signature.)
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