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New Modules? Promise Module, Async Module

From: Christian Grün <christian.gruen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:24:37 +0100
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To: EXPath <public-expath@w3.org>, EXPath <expath@googlegroups.com>, James Wright <balugajames@gmail.com>
Dear all,

James Wright has recently presented his XQuery Promise Module in
Prague (Proceedings, 139ff [1]). His code is available at GitHub [2],
and we were wondering if people in the community were interested in
seeing the ideas behind this module standardized?

The result could be two specifications:

1. The Promise Module

* This module is inspired by the Promise Pattern as it is available in
e.g. jQuery and AngularJS.

* It includes functions like defer(), then(), fail() and others (see
the links for more details)

* It seems to be possible to implement 90% or even 100% of the module
in pure XQuery.


2. The Async Module

* In its initial version, the module contains a single async:fork-join
function, which can be used to process a sequence of XQuery functions
in parallel [3].

* The module could be enhanced with an extension of the FLWOR
expressions and an 'async' keyword in for clauses [4].

* It could further be extended with two functions async:fork and
async:join. The first function would trigger the evaluation of a query
(supplied as string) as a separate process; the second function could
be called to fetch the result of the first function.

Thoughts are welcome; thanks in advance,
Christian

[1] http://archive.xmlprague.cz/2016/files/xmlprague-2016-proceedings.pdf
[2] http://github.com/james-jw/xq-promise/
[3] https://github.com/james-jw/xq-promise/issues/16
[4] https://github.com/james-jw/xq-promise/issues/15
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