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Re[2]: SQL5

  • From: Dmitry Turin <sql4-en@n...>
  • To: xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:44:06 +0300

Re[2]:  SQL5

RM> you don't know what the gotchas will be.
Excuse me, what does mean word "gotchas" ?

RM> Get a customer, build a first pass (alpha) version,
RM> put it into the field. If it's any good it will start to get a life of
RM> it's own - and you'll make a good living along the way.
RM> It took me 10 years to get a a very
RM> good implementation and another 10 years to get a stable implementation
RM> - even though the syntax looks simple enough.
How big was your team ?

RM> The next 10 years for me have been taken up with folding new technologies such as
RM> browsers, javascript, etc into the product.
Total: 30 years ?

RM> Don't call it SQL - it's simply not.
Arguments are absent again.
Let i guess: you define SQL as matching to template
'EnglishWord Parameter EnglishWord Parameter EnglishWord Parameter', i.e.
'select      ...       from        ...       where       ...',       and nothing else.

RM> syntax you propose actually adds anything.
I must point you attention once again: SQL5 is _heterogeneous_ project.
There are several ideas, not binding to each other.

RM> There is a one to one translation into SQL
as well as one to one translation from C to assembler, from Prolog to C.

RM> and most database
RM> programmers would do the translation in their head every day.
Manual labour instead of machine labour.

>> RS> your design might have a flaw that can only be found during implementation.
>> Speculatively
>> RS> I don't think you've actually TAKEN a single bit of the advice
>> Advice is (in order of following) to not bring different syntax,
>> to separate from existing databases, to fear (look first quotation).

Dmitry Turin
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