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[Bug 24726] map:new() and map:merge()

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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:12:09 +0000
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Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

--- Comment #4 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> ---
The XSL WG telcon looked at this today briefly; we didn't feel ready to make a
decision but there was some sympathy to the idea of keeping the map:new#0
function to create an empty map, and renaming map:new#1 as map:merge#1.

Given that we can also create a new map using the XPath 3.1 syntax map{}, the
only real case for keeping map:new#0 is the transitional benefit that it
provides a way of creating a map using functions alone, without relying on new
syntax. But if the only purpose is transitional, then map:merge(()) (merging an
empty set of maps to create an empty map) might be good enough for the

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