[tmql-wg] Refractorization of Standard-Parts

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Mon Mar 12 09:27:20 EDT 2007


While I am not unsympathetic to the suggestion that TMQL could be made 
shorter and "cleaner" by refractoring some parts of it into the TMDM, 
CTM and TMCL, I think that presents more difficulties than advantages.

As the issue list notes, the TMDM is set in stone. CTM and TMCL are 
nearly complete. So, any effort in this direction is going to have to 
exclude the TMDM and possibly delay both CTM and TMCL.

Given our history with meeting deadlines (not) for production of 
standards, assuming there is no substantial shortcoming that can be 
addressed *only* be refractoring, I think we need to proceed as is.

We will have another shot in five years and by that point more 
implementation experience with all the various parts. We may do more or 
less refractoring that appears to be necessary at this time.

Given the concern of the ISO Secretariat over our failure to meet 
deadlines in the past, I suggest that we simply push forward at this point.

Hope everyone is at the start of a great week!


Patrick Durusau
Patrick at Durusau.net
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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