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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
FLWOR looks like the "best" [sic] of both SQL and XML... a nastier horror I could not imagine. :)
PostgreSQL and the SQL standards process
Posted Sep 21, 2011 19:45 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
FLWOR is as clear as day compared to that.
Though I'm not against even better language, FLWOR should be considered just as a nice guide about how query languages should be written. In any case, it's a bit XML-specific and should be extended for relational data with features like explicit joins instead of nested loops.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 19:55 UTC (Wed) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Have you ever tried recursive queries in SQL with CTEs?
Ugh, no. :) I guess my use of SQL is not at that level. I agree that such queries are unreadable piles of evil, and predicting how they will perform is like reading a crystal ball.
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