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[Bug 14152] [F+O30] A enumerator function

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--- Comment #2 from Vladimir Nesterovsky <vladimir@nesterovsky-bros.com> 2011-09-23 18:55:06 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> There might be a technical issue with the fact that there is no evaluation
> order in XPath 3.0 as far as I know. Even if the function item returned by
> fn:enumerator is annotated as non-deterministic (i.e., can return a different
> result for each call), if I am correct, the following query:
> ...

1. More correct definition of the enumerator function should be:
  fn:enumerator($items as item()*) as function() as item()?;

fn:enumerator() returns a function item (which is non-determenistic) that
returns optional item.

2. According to my reading of XQuery 3.0 WD (3.9.2 For Clause), and XPath 3.0
WD (3.8 For Expressions) one may write a code like a following to avoid the
issue you're pointing to:

let $enumerator := fn:enumerator((1,2)) return
for $v1 in $enumerator(), $v2 in $enumerator() return ($v1, $v2)

> Are there use cases requiring order preservation?

I think such use cases do exist.

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