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Re: How will the semantic web emerge

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:31:33 -0800
Message-Id: <DABBC5C7-0398-43CB-BE97-6131F98EC97C@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Russell Duhon <fugu13@mac.com>

> I find this a surprising assertion, as object oriented, strongly,  
> statically typed code is hugely important in enterprise  
> programming, whereas Lisp is used but rarely. Personally, I view  
> RDF as more along the lines of Python or similar important dynamic,  
> strongly typed languages -- we can play fast and loose with it in  
> many ways, using duck typing, but the types are still there to  
> exploit when useful.

N.B. that this is very true of Lisp, too. Considering I'm using Lisp  
+ RDF in an enterprise setting, I consider myself qualified on this  
issue, and I agree with the original assertion.

I've been doing a lot of work in this area, and the OO/duck-typing  
analogy is promising.

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