XQuery as a general data processing language WAS: XQuery and Web 2.0Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Fri Apr 25 15:37:18 PDT 2008
Daniela Florescu wrote: > It's not exactly true. Me, together with many other people who > participated to > the creation of XQuery (only *some* of us, though !), since day one, we > always had in mind, > while designing XQuery, a general programming language for XML data > processing, > and not merely a "query" language (whatever that means). For what it's worth, we're having great success using XQuery as defined today as a general purpose web programming language. For performing updates, making fast text search calls, and all the rest we just use functions. Here's a list: http://xqzone.marklogic.com/pubs/3.2/apidocs/All.html FWIW, it seems messy and unnecessary to me to change the language in any significant way to support these things. I prefer the Java approach. Simple language, complex libraries. Empirically you can, for example, do fast text search through library calls. So let's do that. -jh-
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