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Re: objecting to $ alone (was Re: SPARQL 2004-10-12 syntax and grammar issues)

From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx@webweaving.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 06:17:53 -0800 (PST)
To: Kendall Clark <kendall@monkeyfist.com>
cc: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041108061430.W20221@skutsje.san.webweaving.org>



On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Kendall Clark wrote:

>    most well-known RDF query language, which suggests that more people
>    are used to seeing variables prefixed with "?" than with other
>    characters. Upsetting their apple carts seems a mistake, if it can
>    be avoided.

Given that there is barely an apple seed in that cart (compared to the
real SQL world out there) - that is of very little concern to the industry
at large I'd say.

Though your arguments about choosing not to care are perfectly valid - as
not everyone will encounter SQL.

Dw.
Received on Monday, 8 November 2004 14:21:41 GMT

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