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Re: Reification of Sets (of RDF Statement, for Queries)

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 14:04:53 +0100
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010416140301.03d19a70@joy.songbird.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
At 09:58 AM 4/13/01 -0400, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>That said, I'm not sure what "the core" is.  I think this is all a lot
>like a programming language and its standard library or libraries.
>The RDF Model is the programming language itself.  Unlike most, this
>one has multiple equivalent syntaxes.  And the vocabularies are just
>libraries, one or more of which is well enough made and useful enough
>that people have little reason to re-invent it.  (Still, W3C will
>probably make a 2.0 some day, so one should never think of it as The
>Core Vocabulary.)

I generally agree with this.  And I think its a widely held tenet of 
programming language design that the language should not define what can be 
done in libraries (possibly modulo some syntactic sugaring).

#g


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Graham Klyne
GK@NineByNine.org
Received on Monday, 16 April 2001 11:12:27 GMT

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