[xquery-talk] reversing element ordering, with a caveat

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Mon Mar 16 14:32:50 PST 2009

> The ordering appears to remain stable in Saxon, even w/out 
> the 'stable' keyword.

Yes, that's correct. I expect there are a few microseconds to be saved by
not doing stable ordering unless the user requests it, but I would think
more people will notice that their results have become unpredictable than
will notice the performance improvement.

Michael Kay

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