[xquery-talk] let's comment out a line in XQuery

Michael Sokolov sokolov at ifactory.com
Fri Dec 21 05:08:35 PST 2012

On 12/20/2012 11:00 AM, Michael Kay wrote:
> Note that you haven't actually commented anything out. When you change 
> the content of an element constructor from
> <a> <b/> <c/> </a>
> to
> <a> (:<b/>:) <c/> </a>
So to achieve the intended effect (no nodes where <b/> is, not even a 
comment node), one would need:


?  That's a lot of punctuation.

I think this has been batted around here before, but would somebody mind 
refreshing us as to whether there is any good reason plain {} doesn't 
generate () (an empty sequence)?


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