XQuery as a general data processing language WAS: XQuery and Web 2.0Tony Lavinio alavinio at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 20:35:22 PDT 2008
Aren't some of these arguments missing the point a little? Jason I think hit it. Java (and C#) are a success not so much because of the language, but because of the class libraries. Perl had CPAN, and even Ruby really took off when Rails appeared. XQuery is a language, but with a very small "class library". A larger one would give it more of a reach. So XQuery deals with the XML data model. We've extended it to read and write other things, such as relational data and EDI and even binary files. So we've got a "class library" that's somewhat larger than the spec. Saxon has a few extras, and MarkLogic has a robust collection. Each of us is trying to solve a different set of problems. If there were several implementations of Java, and each had its own class library, it wouldn't be so popular, no? -- Tony Lavinio DataDirect Technologies http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk High-performance XML Processor: DataDirect XQuery http://www.xquery.com/ EDI/Flat File<->XML Converters (Java|.Net) http://www.xmlconverters.com/
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