XQuery impure

From: Jan Hidders <jan.hidders_at_REMOVETHIS.pandora.be>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:26:39 GMT
Message-ID: <3Qjue.127319$jg2.7110724_at_phobos.telenet-ops.be>

VC wrote:
> [...] However, in XQuery, the 'return' is just a 'print' (or an
> assignment) in disguise. This 'return' thingy, among others, is what makes
> XQuery 'impure'.

This remark puzzled me a bit. Why do you think XQuery is 'impure'?

  • Jan Hidders
Received on Wed Jun 22 2005 - 22:26:39 CEST

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