[tmql-wg] Proposed changes to existing requirements

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@garshol.priv.no
16 Apr 2003 15:14:53 +0200

* Robert Barta
| I totally agree, that there has to be a 'standard' way of creating a
| 'virtual' (temporary) map. And, yes, TMQL should only operate on
| that result.
| Saying this, I hope that this can be handled _outside_ TMQL as such
| a facility has wide-ranging applications.

This is my goal as well: that TMQL should be able to support a wide
range of usage scenarios, rather than assume that it will be used in a
specific context. In other words, in my mind the TMQL work has this
implicit requirement:

  "TMQL shall make as few assumptions about the context within which
  it is being used as possible. All interactions with its environment
  must be clearly defined in general and abstract terms."

What do people think? Should we put that one in?

| I do not think that we can easily add this to TMQL. I have some work
| done in this area, though.

Do you think we should? Isn't it better to make sure that the core
language allows you to do this by adding some extra candy on top?

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