Shortest XQuery quineDavid Sewell dsewell at virginia.edu
Tue Jun 24 13:38:33 PDT 2008
XQuery is one of those languages in which it's possible to write a one-character quine (assuming you set the serialization options as needed). For example, using Saxon in a Unix-ish environment: echo 1 > quine.xqy java net.sf.saxon.Query quine.xqy \!method=text produces the output "1". (What other common languages similarly accept as input a single literal value that is returned in output?)
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