[xquery-talk] A walk down Sesame St - counting for simpletons
andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 11:35:40 PDT 2014
>> Is it really necessary to have ask for small complete runnable
>> samples... isn't that common mailing list etiquette these days?
> Mailing list etiquette eh.
> The pasted screen print of the query and the result it gave - was not
> enough? You want me to do more work to satisfy a curiosity that I no
> longer have because you still harbour it?
No it's not enough: it's not a small complete runnable sample so
people can recreate what you are asserting. You make a statement,
people question it, then you never back it up. You try and close the
thread down. I've lost count of the threads you've started that have
ended like this...
> DC gave an illuminating answer and I have clarified that my curiosity
> is in seeing a formulation that used the / or ! operators. Did that
> part of the conversation pass you by?
No - I was talking about how $seq/count(.) will always produce a
sequence of 1s (or () as was noted to me offlist) Remember you
called me a plonker for saying that?
> OTOH your answer and every thing you have contributed since did
> nothing to point towards the correct formulation of the query for the
> problem stated. Thats ok, but somehow you find it funny that I don't
> wish to waste my time talking about that.
I find all this nonsense funny.
> Funny perhaps but you should not find it strange that I don't wish to
> carry on engaging.
Stop engaging then.
> This may sound patronising (where've I heard that
> before) but you can generally be relied upon to proffer a
> spectacularly insular perspective to a discussion, so invariably I
> don't want to stick around responding to everything you want to say.
Don't respond then.
> Why do you keep doing it (that's rhetorical hence no question mark).
> Do you see a mailing list as a venue for venting your machismo? Look
> there are better ways of getting rid of the excess testosterone. Trust
> me on that one.
Er I'm not sure how to read that one... "getting rid of excess
testosterone" sounds like something teenage boys do.
That mark twain quote springs to mind, so I really should stop arguing now.
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