[xquery-talk] deep-equals()

Hans-Juergen Rennau hrennau at yahoo.de
Sat Jan 26 23:52:35 PST 2008

You asked:

> Do people actually use deep-equals()? If so, when?

> Jonathan

Oh, quite extensively. Two examples:

example 1: when analyzing the differences between two versions of an XML Schema: after a preliminary step of "normalizing" the schemas (expanding includes and replacing references by the referenced structure), I compare the two versions of each top level element, using deep-equal. 

example 2: when analyzing the differences of two log files, produced by two program versions processing the same input. (Proved a very effective approach for testing the new version.)

With kind regards -
Hans-Juergen Rennau

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