[xquery-talk] local:* functions in library modules

John Snelson john.snelson at oracle.com
Wed Mar 4 17:21:27 PST 2009

Florent Georges wrote:
> John Snelson wrote:
>> That's correct - functions in a module must be in the
>> module's namespace. The good news is that XQuery 1.1
>> will have private functions - that aren't exported from
>> modules.
>   Thanks, John.  But I am a bit surprised, I always thought that was the purpose of local:* functions.  How does XQuery 1.1 define those module-private functions?

I think it's going to be "declare private function". The "local" 
namespace was only ever a convenient namespace to put functions in if 
you didn't care what the namespace was.


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