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Re: Feedback on Editor's Draft.

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 20:26:10 +0000
Message-ID: <42389662.6060300@hp.com>
To: "Thompson, Bryan B." <BRYAN.B.THOMPSON@saic.com>
Cc: ''Eric Prud'hommeaux ' ' <eric@w3.org>, "''public-rdf-dawg@w3.org ' '" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

Thompson, Bryan B. wrote:
> Andy wrote:
>>The changes to the grammar should now be limited to anything coming
>>out of the sorting discussions.  I hope you will continue to provide
>>review and feedback - early working group feedback is very helpful.
> I will try the Editor's draft again, maybe next week.  The only way
> that I can truely vet it is to re-implement from the SPARQL grammar.
> Incremental change may have worked for you since you have a hand on
> the spec and another on the grammar, but it is not so easy to make
> bulk changes to an implementation without a clear diff (or even with 
> one :(

It wasn't very incremental :-(  From now on diff'ing should get you what you 


> Mind you, I have no objections to the syntax evolving as this is all
> still a working draft, it is just a little hard to track, and I think
> that the value comes from seeing whether what the spec says actually
> makes sense rather than seeing if I can get my implementation to accept
> the test cases (which are not yet a sufficient exercise of the grammar).
> I also want to get a better grip, as I mentioned, on the semantics as
> written in the spec.
> -bryan
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