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Re: XSD decimal syntax

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 11:16:37 +0000
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20051109111637.GA18049@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 06:25:44 +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> >I dont know that. If I had an assurance that turtle would change inline
> >with SPARQL syntax then I probably wouldn't object to this change. Its a
> >pretty major change to the practical use of SPARQL though. I'd probably
> >decide to change my engine to internally prefer decimals over doubles,
> >which I'm not that keen on.
> 
> My experience was a bit different - maybe I missed something or maybe it 
> reflects our different environments.  Either way - lets' dig into this.
> 
> I found that in following F&O there wasn't that much room for choice.  It 
> defined the result type of each binary operation pretty carefully and 
> support for decimal somewhere was necessary because division is defined as 
> having return type xsd:decimal.
> 
> Steve - could you give some more detail on where the internally preference 
> crept in - I may well have missed something.

Just because if users end up creating them implicitly by using 1.0
everywhere, they will (inadvertantly or not) be using them a lot.

- Steve
Received on Wednesday, 9 November 2005 11:16:50 GMT

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