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RE: new drafts published

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 19:03:02 +0100
To: "'Liam Quin'" <liam@w3.org>, "'Michael Rys'" <mrys@microsoft.com>
Cc: "'Philip Wadler'" <wadler@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "'Tolkin, Steve'" <Steve.Tolkin@FMR.COM>, <www-ql@w3.org>
Message-ID: <989.9342.1120560104@automsgid.listhub.w3.org>

I don't think it's helpful to characterize the syntax by comparison with
another language when there is no semantic analogy.

As a high-level description I would say "a language that is stylistically
similar to SQL, and that incorporates and extends XPath".

Michael Kay

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-ql-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ql-request@w3.org] On 
> Behalf Of Liam Quin
> Sent: 11 April 2005 18:12
> To: Michael Rys
> Cc: Philip Wadler; Tolkin, Steve; www-ql@w3.org
> Subject: Re: new drafts published
> 
> 
> At least I know people read the announcements now!
> 
> Thanks for the feedback (Michael, Mike, Steve, Phil...).
> 
> On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 01:34:47AM -0700, Michael Rys wrote:
> > I find the last two announcements (programming language and 
> PERL-like)
> > to be more contra-productive to the adoption and acceptance 
> of XQuery.
> 
> After noting that Perl seems by far the closest of the widely-used
> languages in syntax to XQuery, I'm happy to take alternate 
> suggestions.
> Send them to me privately, or copy the chairs.  Remember also that it
> related to the joint and separate work of two Working Groups.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Liam
> 
> -- 
> Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
> http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/
> 
> 
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