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Re: Yet another serialization format?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:24:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4E0DD892.9030900@openlinksw.com>
To: public-linked-json@w3.org
On 7/1/11 2:19 PM, William Waites wrote:
> * [2011-06-30 20:52:40 +0100] Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  écrit:
> ]
> ] Programming is about orchestrated Create, Update, Delete operations
> ] against Data via Addresses.
> ]
> ] Programming languages facilitate the above.
> ]
> ] Programming languages interface with host operating systems.
> ]
> ] Linked Data is about data representation that leverages "data access by
> ] reference".
> ]
> ] REST is about a form of CRUD orchestration against network addresses
> ] (URLs), where data representation is negotiable and addresses hackable,
> ] courtesy of URL abstraction.
> ]
> ] REST and Linked Data is a form of Distributed Computing with Data
> ] Objects that many efforts failed to deliver in the past e.g., CORBA.
> ]
> ] It is good old basic stuff but at InterWeb (network) scales.
>
> I agree with all this. My point was that modern programs (i.e.
> compilers and interpreters for languages like Java, Python, etc) tend
> to hide the housekeeping details (pointer and maybe http-range-14
> types of indirections) from the user (programmer) because doing the
> housekeeping by hand is both tedious and error-prone.
>

Yes!

> If JSON-LD and wider work can provide a way to similarly manage this
> kind of housekeeping automatically without the programmer worrying
> about it then that's a good thing.

+1

That means keeping RDF out of its narrative. I say this becuase RDFers 
will know what to do with JSON-LD resources. It also means RDF nuances 
don't interfere with bootstrap.

> That this might be possible is argued by analogy to modern programming
> languages that seem to do just this.

+1

> Cheers,
> -w


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