[xquery-talk] xquery 3.1 wishlist

W.S. Hager wshager at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 09:32:12 PDT 2015

Hi Dana,

Great stuff, thank you for this brief history of xquery! It's good to
understand from your story that arrays don't add as much complexity as
there could have been with sets, bags and lists. However, that said the
array spec does seem a bit like a mixed paradigm solution. Let's just say
it's a mixed blessing, as IMO neither functional nor imperative typesystems
provide all the answers.


2015-06-26 18:14 GMT+02:00 daniela florescu <dflorescu at me.com>:

> And then there were people with one foot in the functional community and
> one foot in the database community, like me and Jerome Simeon
> (IBM) : we both implemented OQL as part of our PhDs - the object oriented
> query language https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_Query_Language)
> Oh…and how can I forget, stupid me !? :-)
> In the bunch with me and Jerome, all three influenced by both functional
> programming AND databases,  was also Michael Rys (Microsoft).
> He was also fundamental in this decision, and many other afterwards.
> HTH,
> Dana


W.S. Hager
Lagua Web Solutions
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