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RE: new drafts published

From: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 01:34:47 -0700
Message-ID: <BAE415CEAA831548800F68C44E905AF501DB24ED@RED-MSG-60.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Philip Wadler" <wadler@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "Liam Quin" <liam@w3.org>
Cc: "Tolkin, Steve" <Steve.Tolkin@FMR.COM>, <www-ql@w3.org>

Ditto.
 
I find the last two announcements (programming language and PERL-like) to be more contra-productive to the adoption and acceptance of XQuery. Could we please avoid such wording in the future and review the annoucement in the working group?
 
Thanks
Michael

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From: www-ql-request@w3.org on behalf of Philip Wadler
Sent: Mon 4/11/2005 1:24 AM
To: Liam Quin
Cc: Tolkin, Steve; www-ql@w3.org
Subject: Re: new drafts published




Liam,

I agree with Steve.  There are similarities with Perl and there are also
differences.  Calling the syntax Perl-like may attract some folk, but
will alienate others.  Since it is not a description that enjoys the
concensus of the group it is best avoided.

-- P

Liam Quin wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 02:29:06PM -0400, Tolkin, Steve wrote:
> Oops, I didn't copy my reply to the list, sorry....
>
>>I quote from the announcement below:
>>
>>* XQuery 1.0: An XML Query Language:
>>  A non-XML, Perl-like syntax for querying ...
>>
>>"Perl-like syntax"?
>
>
> Uses $ signs to signify variables; uses {...} for scope; has
> optional type checking system (although much weaker than XQuery's);
> has lists (sequences) that can contain trees but not sequences;
> there are actually quite a lot of similarities between XQuery and
> Perl at the superficial level, although as a user of both languages
> I know well that there are many differences.
>
> XQuery's syntax is not a human-readable XML-based one such as that
> of XSLT, though.
>
> Liam
>
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