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[Bug 5332] [UPD] Parentheses around () or fn:error()

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Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 09:02:42 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@redhat.com>  2009-04-28 09:02:41 ---
(In reply to comment #16)
> Jonathan, I don't believe your wording is equiavalent. The wording that we
> agreed on might seem contorted, but there was good reason for it: we wanted to
> make clear that "vacuous expressions" were defined extensionally (we provide a
> list of constructs considered vacuous), not intensionally (anthing that can be
> statically inferred to return () or error() is by definition vacuous). Your
> revised wording fails to capture this distinction.
> For example, someone could argue that under your definition, xx[0] is a vacuous
> expression: but it isn't.

OK, I think I understand the intent now. But the definition the WG agreed on is
neither a clear extensional nor a clear intensional definition. An extensional
definition has to state what constructs are vacuous, and not just some examples
(outside the definition) listed as "for instance".

I suggest we hash this out on today's call.

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