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Re: datatypes message - draft 2

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 27 Jun 2002 12:46:01 -0500
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: ext Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1025199961.22220.38.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 01:40, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> On 2002-06-26 20:38, "ext Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com> wrote:
> In the introduction, it would be good, I think, to add a comment
> that the tidy/untidy issue has little to do with implementational
> efficiency of triples stores,

not true; see comments from Sergey a long time ago about
the cost of untidy literals in RDF/database systems.

Sorry I don't have time to find it.

The swap/cwm implementation would suffer a significant
efficiency hit if literals weren't tidy.


esp in def loadToStore(store, addr):

                     store.intern((SYMBOL, addr)),
                     store.intern((FORMULA, addr + "#_formula" ))))

	-- http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/llyn.py

> but is a conceptual distinction
> relating to the graph semantics and that there are numerous ways
> for actual implementations to compress untidyness in the conceptual
> graph in an actual triples store, etc.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 27 June 2002 13:45:34 UTC

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