[xquery-talk] Random number generation : requirements

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue May 6 15:40:26 PDT 2014

> My policy on side effects is: all expressions containing side effects are going to be evaluated in order

I do something like that in Saxon as well. But I don't attempt to define what "in order" means; for example, the order in which different global variables are evaluated. Doing this in the spec would be much more problematic.

Michael Kay

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