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Subject: RE: Re: . in for
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 19:24:18 -0000
RE:  Re: . in for
Dimitre wrote:
> While your mapping operator will perform a series of
> mappings, each producing an
> intermediate sequence and may require too much memory, the
> last function applies the
> map function only once. The composition of all functions is
> applied on every element
> of $sequence and the resulting sequence is produced. No
> additional memory for
> intermediate sequences is necessary.
> This shows that it is better to have a map() function and a
> composition operator for
> expressions (in case XPath 2.0 will not fully support
> higher-order functions).
As a point of information, the implementation of "for" expressions in Saxon
7.0 is fully pipelined, so there will never be a need to store intermediate
sequences in memory.

Mike Kay

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