[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] Mistakes made in the design of XQuery 3.1

daniela florescu dflorescu at me.com
Wed May 13 10:38:12 PDT 2015

> And the XQuery WG made a mistake, when they did not added macros.
> #define from for
> #define select return
> I like C

The unfortunate choice of those two keywords (“for” and “return” instead of “from” and “select’) in XQuery had 
such a HUGE impact on adoption (or not)  of  XQuery, it’s amazing.

It’s not too late to add the macros…..and make XQuery understandable to people who only want to see

select… from ...

Best regards

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