On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 08:53:15AM -0700, Rossmann, Doralyn wrote:
> This makes more sense to me now that you've explained it this way.
> The thing that confused me in the first place is the phrase from the
> "Expressions are always evaluated left to right...However it is always
> possible to force the order of evaluation by using parenthesis"
> And you mention "Order does not matter."
Right, I think that's confusing, too. My guess is the person writing
the docs was thinking:
foo NOT bar AND baz
foo NOT (bar AND baz)
which changes the "order" of things.
> I would find it less confusing if the documentation had said "Order does not
> matter. However it is always possible to force the order of evaluation by
> using parenthesis."
Maybe it's just me, but I find it hard to explain this in a way that
isn't more confusing and subject to different interpertations. People
have different ways of picturing the logic, I think.
> I appreciate your clarifications and the time you spent emailing with me
> about this.
No problem. What was it that helped you understand? Maybe I can add
that to the docs.
Received on Mon Nov 10 17:08:51 2003