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Re: comment on A.7 "Grammar"

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 12:01:07 +0100
Message-ID: <448BF7F3.4010101@hp.com>
To: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Cc: dawg mailing list <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>



Steve Harris wrote:
> 
> 
> On 10 Jun 2006, at 20:35, Seaborne, Andy wrote:
>>> Strictly speaking, commas may be unnecessary since SELECT ?a ?b + ?c
>>> can be parsed.
>>
>> Unbracketed expressions would need commas to know when they end and a 
>> new one start.  Given we are in CR, mandatory commas would be a 
>> significant change.
> 
> Is that a huge setback? 

For application writers, it would break every SELECT/DESCRIBE query with two 
or more variables projected.

For implementers, it would break every implementation

   http://esw.w3.org/topic/SparqlImplementations

 > I'm not sure of the process implications.

I'll leave it to the chair to discuss the process implications :-)

	Andy

> 
> Given that the commas-in-triple-patterns consistency problem is gone is 
> seems a bit unfortunate to stick with a decision that results from that.
> 
>> I hope I've shown that expressions in SELECT are possible.
> 
> You have, but not that it's particularly pleasant syntax.
> 
> - Steve
> 
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