Re: shapes-ISSUE-92 (additive repeated properties): Should repeated properties be interpreted as additive or conjunctive? [SHACL Spec]

Holger Knublauch <> wrote on 09/24/2015 10:47:27 PM:

> ...
> > Every WG member can vote -1 on any proposal. If some members want to
> > enforce a certain design philosophy upon the whole language only 
> > because of (what I consider) corner cases like QCRs and multi-
> > occurrance, then my vote will be a -1.
> > 
> > I have to admit not to understand how addressing this use case 
> > amounts to enforcing a certain design philosophy upon the *whole* 
> > language. If this were true I would expect those for whom what you 
> > consider the common case to be the corner case and vice versa to 
> > feel that you're currently imposing your own design philosophy upon 
> > the whole language just the same.
> > 
> > Again, I don't see how a discussion at that level can be productive.
> > 
> > Yes, you can object to addressing such use cases but if you're about
> > the only one you will get overruled. I seriously doubt the Director 
> > will have much sympathy for you if I have to tell him that you 
> > objected to changing the spec to accommodate other people's use 
> > cases because you didn't think they were worth bothering with.
> > 
> > As I said before, many times, we cannot expect everyone to see the 
> > world the same way and we have to recognize that not everybody cares
> > about the same use cases. Trying to judge their value is rather 
> > futile. Instead, we should try and accommodate everyone's needs. 
> > This is what standards are about: compromise.
> Could you please clarify what you are talking about here at all? 
> Eric has a use case. I have implemented a way to address this use case.
> What is the problem?

I was merely responding to your statement quoted above which seems to 
indicate that you think there is an attempt to "impose a certain design 
philosophy upon the whole language" and which, as I noted before, could be 
equally said about what you're doing.
Arnaud  Le Hors - Senior Technical Staff Member, Open Web Technologies - 
IBM Software Group

> Holger

Received on Friday, 25 September 2015 16:57:03 UTC