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Re: local functions and variables

From: Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:58:30 -0400
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To: Per Bothner <per@bothner.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org

At 02:56 PM 9/16/2003, Per Bothner wrote:

>Jonathan Robie wrote:
>>We decided not to make a change to XQuery on this point.
>Pity.  I think people will see the word "local" and assume it's a module
>facility.  Not providing it may actually be confusing.

Can you think of a prefix name that would be less confusing?

>>As you note, in the current XQuery WD, a library module may contain only 
>>variables and functions defined for the target namespace of the module. 
>>We are likely to want to have local declarations in a future version of 
>>XQuery, but we don't want to go there yet.
>If I implement my proposal as a Qexo-specific extension, do you think it
>likely I might get into trouble?

I suspect it would not be conformant, because I can't think of a good way 
to implement it as an  XQuery extension. Since we haven't yet defined 
conformance, there's no real answer to your question yet.

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