RE: examples in spec?


This is one of the things that I think keeps the Xquery spec readable, the #
of examples.  And I'm not worried about the spec becoming too large - I wish
schema part 1 and 2 had more examples because I always end up looking at the
primer instead.


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Tom Jordahl
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 8:10 AM
To: 'Arthur Ryman'; Jean-Jacques Moreau
Cc: Sanjiva Weerawarana;
Subject: RE: examples in spec?


  I am very syntax oriented - show me the angle brackets and I will think
the spec is comprehensible.  Otherwise it will be a bunch of mumbo-jumbo
about an "abstract component model" or something.

  Tom Jordahl

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Arthur Ryman []
  Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 8:43 AM
  To: Jean-Jacques Moreau
  Cc: Sanjiva Weerawarana;;
  Subject: Re: examples in spec?

  I find illustrative examples very helpful in understanding specs. I think
the spec should contain short examples for each construct. The spec should
be self-contained, i.e. not require you to refer to the primer. The primer
should contain an extended example and perhaps clarify subtle features.

  Arthur Ryman

       "Jean-Jacques Moreau" <>
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        10/03/2003 05:29 AM

                To:        Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
                Subject:        Re: examples in spec?

  My recollection is that most examples would be in the primer, Part 1 & 3
  containing only a small number of introductory examples.


  Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:

  > I remember we discussed the idea of including some examples
  > (more likely example fragments) in the spec(s). What was the
  > final verdict?
  > Sanjiva.

Received on Friday, 3 October 2003 12:18:49 UTC