Friday, June 25, 2010

Functions are coming

I've implemented an experimental function call expression syntax. This is coming in Version 1.0.7 (ETA by July).


For some documentation on how this will work.

Considering also adding dynamic type coercion so that variables interact with xquery expressions in a more obvious way.


echo <[ $a + 1 ]>

Fails because $a is a xs:string type.
You need to do

echo <[ $a + 1 ]>

to get an integer

I'm considering having expressions passed to xquery or perhaps when evaluated to automatically be coerced to the apparent type, but I haven't worked out all the ramifications of this yet.