[xquery-talk] the stupidity of using SQL as a query language for JSON

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue Jun 2 00:38:44 PDT 2015

> On 2 Jun 2015, at 04:21, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka at gmail.com> wrote:
> So SQL over JSON = Turing Tarpit.
> Fair summarisation?

Yes, I’d concur with that. Same applies to SQL over XML. It’s something that’s theoretically possible but not fit for human consumption; only of interest to the extent that it might provide a lower-level interface for a language like XQuery to target. And even then, Microsoft’s attempts to do XQuery this way should probably encourage other people to stay well clear.

Michael Kay

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