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Re: Passing options from the command-line

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:32:31 -0400
To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2wrdty4ts.fsf@nwalsh.com>
Florent Georges <fgeorges@fgeorges.org> writes:
>   Yes, thanks.  Btw the error message Calabash gives is
> "empty-option.xproc:7:27:err:XD0023:Undeclared variable in XPath
> expression: $opt".  Maybe the "undeclared" is not exactly right.

Fair enough.

>>>   3/ if I evaluate it passing any non-zero-length string for
>>>      $opt, then the output would be <when/>
>> No. The result depends on the effective boolean value of the
>> string.  So 'false' and possibly other values (I don't recall
>> the EBV rules for string off the top of my head) would give you
>> <otherwise/>.
>   Yes, I simplified a bit for the sake of conciseness.  But
> nontheless, whatever string I pass (with an EBV of true()), I get
> always <otherwise/> instead of <when/>, except with the exact
> strings "true" and "1".  Weird...

Very. Can you give an example of a string that has an EBV of true that
Calabash interpretes as "false"?

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh
Lead Engineer
MarkLogic Corporation
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