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From Wascally Wabbit <wascallywab...@earthling.net>
Subject Re: Q: Is this intended with multiple <local> with same scope ?
Date Thu, 04 Mar 2010 14:46:42 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On 2010-02-26, Simone Cato <simonecato@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Is this the intended effect of multiple <local>s within the same scope?
> 
> Probably not a conscious choice.
> 
>> <property name="who" value="fred"/>
>> <sequential>
>>   <!-- 'who' is 'fred' here...[OK]-->
> 
>>   <local name="who"/>
>>   <!-- 'who' is undefined here...[OK]-->
> 
>>   <property name="who" value="barney"/>
>>   <!-- 'who' is 'barney' here...[OK]-->
> 
>>   <local name="who"/>
>>   <!-- 'who' is undefined here?...[EH?]-->  <!-- [?] -->
> 
> You've just created a new local binding for the name "who", destroying
> the old local binding.
> 
>>   <property name="who" value="mrstone"/>
>>   <!-- 'who' is 'mrstone' here?...[EH?]-->  <!-- [?] -->
> 
> That's fine, isn't it?
> 
> Stefan
> 

Well I was a bit surprised actually as that's not
mentioned in the <local> description. I thought <local>
let me re[un]define a property within a local scope
ONCE. In actuality it fundamentally changes what
<property/> means even within a single scope. <property>
no longer creates a write-once, read-many item within
a single scope.

Thanks,
The Wabbit

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