[xquery-talk] XQuery quirk of the day

David Lee dlee at calldei.com
Fri Apr 13 12:49:07 PDT 2012

From: Josh Spiegel [mailto:josh.spiegel at oracle.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 3:45 PM
To: David Lee
Cc: xquery-discuss
Subject: Re: [xquery-talk] XQuery quirk of the day

If you are looking for concise...

 if ("") then "yep" else "nope"   ==>   nope
 if (()) then "yep" else "nope"   ==>   nope
 if ("foo") then "yep" else "nope"  ==> yep

Thanks, I just stumbled on this while playing with the not() suggestion.
I was thinking "if fn:not() works why not no not just if ... "  ahh english vs code : 

Voila ! thanks all .  My code is now much cleaner (but perhaps less readable) ... oh well ;)

David A. Lee
dlee at calldei.com

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