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Subject: Re: [xsl] except (was: Keys with duplicates should be simple)
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 07:05:34 -0800


On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:16 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3 Feb 2014, at 07:18, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If indeed except is equivalent to the set-theoretic difference
>> operator would it be beyond the pale to admit difference into the
>> syntax as a synonym for except.
> You haven't answered my post in which I attempted to show that the XPath usage of "except" was consistent with the natural language use of the term.
> I think that using "difference" would confuse an awful lot of people who would assume, without reading the spec, that it meant magnitude difference (e.g. subtract, or date difference).
> Michael Kay
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