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[Bug 1848] [XQuery] Module Imports

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Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:01:38 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From mike@saxonica.com  2005-08-16 18:01 -------
While on the topic, it would be useful to clarify whether a module that imports
its own namespace is allowed to contain forwards references to its own global
variables. You can read the spec either way on this: on the one hand it says
forwards references to global variables aren't allowed; on the other hand it
says you can access all the global variables declared in a namespace that you've
imported.

It's a little odd if it isn't allowed: if cyclic references to variables are
allowed across modules, why not allow them within a module? It's also difficult
to explain (and implement!) that a module has access to all the global variables
in an imported namespace except those that are declared in the same module and
after the variable reference.
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