[tmql-wg] TMQL Proposal

Lars Marius Garshol larsga@ontopia.net
Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:17:49 +0100

* Michael Chapman
| The proposal has the beauty of being existing technology. Mature,
| developed, bug-free.

Mature and developed, certainly.

| Also it is there and freely available. Even setting up a machine to
| play 'Tuxracer' and watch DVDs for the children I got asked if I
| preferred Postgresql or MySQL .....

Except that that version of MySQL doesn't support views, and so won't
be able to do TMRQL. 
| The down-side is that if relational databases could (easily) do,
| what TMs can do we wouldn't be here.

Yes, that's one of the points against TMRQL, but not the only one, I'm
| The real down-side is that we're all sat here with TMs that we have
| no standardised means of querying.

This is what ISO is working on, and now making progress on. In fact,
we're not that far away from the first WD. I'm not sure switching to
TMRQL at this point would speed this process up in any way.

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