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Fwd: Please allow trailing semicolon (";") after update statement

From: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 14:34:10 +0100
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
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I agree that it makes sense - any disagreement on the following update ?

> [30]  Update  ::=  Prologue ( Update1 ( ';' Update )? (';')? )?

Alex.

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> From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
> Subject: Please allow trailing semicolon (";") after update statement
> Date: 25 May 2012 17:56:04 GMT+01:00
> To: public-rdf-dawg-comments <public-rdf-dawg-comments@w3.org>
> 
> The SPARQL Update syntax currently PROHIBITS a trailing semicolon at the
> end of the last update statement:
> 
> [30]  Update  ::=  Prologue ( Update1 ( ';' Update )? )?
> 
> although it REQUIRES a semicolon after all other update statements in an
> update operation.  I realize that the semicolon was intended to be a
> separator rather than a terminator, but in practice this restriction
> just becomes a pointless annoyance to users.  Programming language
> designers learned this lesson many years ago.
> 
> Please relax this restriction to allow extra semicolons. 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> -- 
> David Booth, Ph.D.
> http://dbooth.org/
> 
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