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Re: OK to use decimal for 0.3 in turtle?

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:16:46 +0000
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20051122141646.GD21250@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 11:39:29AM +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> >Maybe sparql, turtle/n3 should follow that.  It seems odd to not have 
> >short forms for constants for numeric datatypes that sparql supports and 
> >that n3/cwm uses given that they can be made relatively unambiguous. 
> >(What datatypes does cwm do artithmetic in?)
> 
> SPARQL does not require support for float. As with F&O, if a promotion is 
> needed, then it is to double, not trying float.
> 
> Is there sufficient use of float to make it worthwhile?  The cost as I see 
> it is support for doing float arithemtic, not the grammar.

I dont see the need for float, we dont want to be in the same place as C
where you end up with two versions of every function, its not like anyones
going to be doing high performance maths with SPARQL.

- Steve 
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 14:17:23 GMT

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