Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 courses?

Subject: Re: [xsl] XSLT 2.0 courses?
From: "Graydon graydon@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:17:28 -0000
On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 07:06:21PM -0000, Dimitre Novatchev dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx scripsit:
> >   filter($sequence,$function) => head()
> This seems nice, however it will probably filter the whole sequence and
> only then take the head() of the resulting sequence.
> Is there any guarantee that the evaluation of filter() will stop as soon as
> an initial item is produced?

I wouldn't think there would be, given that filter() in general is
specified to filter the whole sequence.

I would in no way _object_ to a first-available() that's guaranteed to
stop as soon as it gets a true() result from $function.  And there's
obviously a point past which one doesn't want to keep chaining
"otherwise".  Frequency of the use-case might still be questionable.

Graydon Saunders  | graydonish@xxxxxxxxx
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