[xquery-talk] [xml-dev] Mistakes made in the design of XQuery 3.1
dflorescu at me.com
Thu May 28 13:17:04 PDT 2015
> XQuery was baptized XQuery around 2001, when no JSON was around (yet)….
> No Java was ……
Java had at that time it’s own query language, actually made by some people originally involved with XQuery.
> True that JSON was created later in the same year 2001, however it did not become widely popular
> about until much later.
> ....but Java was already very very popular.
> Now supposing an individual had cobbled together a language in 10 days that was so crap that it's leading protagonist actually had to write a book highlighting it's good parts. Read the first paragraph here.
> Imagine if they left the name as LiveScript or ECMAScript and note in the last sentence of paragraph 1 why they didn’t.
That’s funny and interesting from a historical point of view.
But that’s water under the bridge.
The question for me is what could XQuery — and all the hard years of heavy experience that we all acquired in querying and processing, indexing, etc for schema-less data during 18 years — bring to the world of NoSQL query languages, which, today, is pretty pathetic.
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