[xquery-talk] SPARQL to XQuery transformation

David A. Lee dlee at calldei.com
Tue Apr 28 21:32:49 PDT 2009

I don't believe its impossible either, but I was thinking, as a purely 
functional language (if that makes a difference?)
Is there any set of computations that xquery couldn't theoretically 
execute, that say a procedural language could ?

Michael Kay wrote:
>> It might be *possible* to do in XQuery but its not a simple 
>> "translation" of one query language to another, it would take 
>> writing an inference engine in xquery.  quite a project.
> If you can write an interpreter for a query language then you can write a
> compiler for it. And compiling into XQuery is probably easier than compiling
> into machine code. So as far as I can see, it doesn't look intrinsically
> impossible at all.
> Michael Kay
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David A. Lee
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