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Re: Comments & bugs on the abstract syntax and its sourceforge implementation

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:34:20 -0500
To: Nicolas Rouquette <nicolas.rouquette@jpl.nasa.gov>
Cc: public-webont-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1155933261.14982.331.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 13:03 -0700, Nicolas Rouquette wrote:
> Dan,
> 
> I had received an email from Daniele Turi where he asked if I had done / 
> could do / wanted to do something to help (can't remember which).
> 
> Shortly afterwards, the Mindswappers visited JPL and I brought up this 
> issue to Bijan's attention.
> Apparently, there was already enough cooks tinkering w/ the API between 
> the mindwappers,
> Holger (then at Stanford) and the Jena folks.

Ah... I'm glad you got in touch with various developers.

> 
> I've peeked at the CVS repository and noticed the abstract grammar that 
> Daniele originally wrote
> hasn't changed -- 
> http://owlapi.cvs.sourceforge.net/owlapi/owl/abstractparser/grammar/
> but the lexer has and so did the renderers.
> 
> Are my concerns still applicable? I'd have to take a look;
> unfortunately, I'm overbooked as it is with my current tasks
> to have much time looking into it. However, my comments
> were very detailed.

As far as I can tell, the details are about the OWLAPI source
code (which W3C does not maintain), not about the OWL
specification documents (which W3C does maintain).

>  If I had idle students around, I'd put
> one to take a look at it --  after all, the language was designed
> to be simple; how hard could it be for a student fresh out of
> compiler construction 101?
> 
> -- Nicolas.
> 
> Dan Connolly wrote:
> > Hi. I just discovered your message of May 2005.
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2005May/0005.html
> >
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