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Re: firts and rdf:rest as functional property

From: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:43:42 +0100
To: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@pioneerca.com>
Message-Id: <32421A4A-6368-41FA-B913-3F45E9D927B2@bblfish.net>
Cc: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, Reto Bachmann-Gmür <reto.bachmann@trialox.org>, "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>

On 20 Mar 2009, at 15:37, Richard H. McCullough wrote:

> I have often wondered why RDF doesn't allow lists
> to written in the style that is used in programming
> languages today:
>   [a,b,c,d]
> You can use "list" as a predicate
>   X list [a,b,c,d]
> They're easy to parse, easy to read.

You can do this in N3:

basket contains (chicken cheese yoghurt) .

No idea what this talk about rdf lists not being real lists is about,  
and just being syntactic things.
Seems pretty bazaar to me when we have the two relations rdf:first and  
rdf:next . I don't see why these can't be functional.


> Dick McCullough
Received on Friday, 20 March 2009 14:44:50 UTC

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