# [tmql-wg] First TMQL WD published

Robert Barta rho@bigpond.net.au
Sun, 27 Feb 2005 09:56:18 +1000

On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 02:11:19PM +0100, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
>
> I'm happy to announce that the first TMQL working draft has been
> published at
>
>   <URL: http://www.isotopicmaps.org/tmql/spec.html >
>
> It will also appear in the ISO registry in PDF form soon. Comments
> (and questions) very much wanted.

I might want to add that this is a _draft_, so please do not become
engrossed by the syntax. (I know that people naturally will, though.)

Also, there are several well known bugs and inconsistencies in the
spec due to several shifts in the document structure. I alone have
here more than 100 additional remarks.

As Lars already mentioned, we are seeking more high-level feedback
before we undergo the chore of fixing the myriads of smaller
annoyances. In the meantime I will be implementing most of the
language, this will result in more fixes. Lars, as I understand, will
try to bring our 'use case solutions' document which we have
internally in sync with the current spec.

\rho

PS: [ And not a single word about the %_, @_, \$_ syntax. It's great :))

"A language is only complete if it uses all symbols on a PC102
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