[tmql-wg] TMQL, next round

Robert Barta rho at bigpond.net.au
Tue Mar 6 02:48:34 EST 2007

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 07:10:23PM +1000, Robert Barta wrote:
> I will also post the above issues here, one by one. ......

OKidoki, maybe start with the first as it has a huge impact on the
implementation cost:

   TMQL Issue: predefined data types

   Impact on Language: very high

   At the moment, TMQL has a rather arbitrary choice of primitive data
   types: integer, URIs, decimals, datetimes, most of them cloned from
   the XML schema data types


   The question is which of these should be in the final standard.

   Structured Discussion

      ? should all types from XSD be understood?
        + very rich collection, strong big-vendor support
        + constants can be written 'naturally' (3 instead of "3"^xsd:integer)
      => also all XPath 2.0 functions and operators have to be supported
        - very expensive to produce for small developers
Any thoughts?


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