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Re: another question on "SELECT *"

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:18:04 -0400
Message-ID: <4CB6F4FC.60009@thefigtrees.net>
To: Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@deri.org>
CC: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On 10/14/2010 6:35 AM, Axel Polleres wrote:
> For clarification, another thing: BTW, what now about combining * with project expressions?
>    SELECT * (expr AS ?newVar)
> would seem convenient to simply extend a binding, but the current grammar forbids this.

I'm pretty sure we've discussed this in the past and agreed that SELECT 
* is a convenient abbreviation but that we don't need this extra 
complication in the grammar.

> Anyways, we actually don't need it if we have BIND with exactly this behaviour, yes?
> So, given we have BIND, I can live without the possiblity to "extend" "SELECT *",
> just wanted to note this.

Well, you could do it easily enough without BIND anyway; it's just an 
extra shortcut.

> best,
> Axel
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 12:18:38 UTC

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