[xquery-talk] operations on derived numeric type
mike at saxonica.com
Sat Aug 31 05:09:14 PDT 2013
On 30 Aug 2013, at 19:23, Benito van der Zander wrote:
>> PS how many times will I forget that $x-1 is parsed as a variable name. A token allowed in a symbol *and* as an operator makes no sense. Old argument I'm sure.
> That's especially fun if you have an implementation that does not raise an error on an unknown variable name...
I would question whether such a product would qualify as an "implementation".
Though admittedly, while the spec requires variable names to exist in the static context, it doesn't actually prohibit the static context being infinite.
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