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Re: [PRD] Further proposals to help move PRD towards FPWD

From: Gary Hallmark <gary.hallmark@ORACLE.COM>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 11:05:47 -0700
Message-ID: <486A71FB.4000705@oracle.com>
To: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>
CC: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

NAU for external functions means that you give each arg a name and pass 
arguments using (arg-name, arg-value) pairs.

I guess we could have done that for DTB but we didn't; we use positional 
arguments instead.  (It might be kind of nice to have meaningful 
argument names in the XML RIF document that a consumer receives)

I see no reason to deviate from BLD on this point. Because I expect many 
implementations to restrict their usage of external functions to those 
defined in DTB, and because DTB does not use NAU, I expect this will be 
a rarely used feature (in BLD and PRD)

Christian de Sainte Marie wrote:
> Gary,
> Gary Hallmark wrote:
>>> #4: include NAU in PRD FPWD, add an editor's note and raise an issue 
>>> (was: option 2 in [1]).
> I was implementing that when I noticed that, according to the PS, an 
> external TERM (that is, an external function call) could also have 
> named arguments.
> Is this really what you want? It does not make sense to me (in the 
> proper sense: I do not understand what it means), but if this is what 
> you want, I will put it in PRD FPWD (and I will assume that you know 
> what it means, of course :-)
> Cheers,
> Christian
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