[xquery-talk] Best engine for learning?

James Duncan Davidson duncan at x180.net
Tue May 27 09:37:50 PDT 2003

On Monday, May 12, 2003, at 12:54 US/Pacific, Jason Hunter wrote:

> 3) The engine should be simple to setup and must be usable without a
> large number of non-XQuery pieces.  The more unadorned the XQuery
> feature, the better for learning.
> 4) The engine should have good, accurate error reporting.  I know how
> frustrating "Nope, try again" errors can be.
> 5) The engine need not scale or be high performant.

What I'd most like to see is an XQuery engine that doesn't try to hard 
to be an NXD or web application server. All I really want is a command 
line tool:

	% xqueryengine [queryfile] [xmlfile]

With the result dumping out to stdout.

James Duncan Davidson
Coder, Speaker, Author
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