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   Re: The RDF model *is* part of the problem

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  • From: Stefan Haustein <haustein@kimo.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
  • To: james.anderson@mecomnet.de
  • Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 13:48:22 +0100

james anderson wrote:
> Stefan Haustein wrote:
> > So we have less problems for serializing a Lisp extension versus
> > more problems for Smalltalk, Delphi, C++, JAVA....
> >
> > I do not think that will help RDF becoming widely used.
> I'm not marketing. The request was for an example. CLOS is one.

Well, the request was for a _relevant_ example. 
I would say an OOPL is relevant if it has at least
10% of the useres of any from my list, is that 

> In general orthogonality is to be admired rathern than admonished.
> Especially in a representation language which sets generality and
> extensibility as one of its goals.

What you claim for orthogonality holds for locality as 
well. What I wanted to say is "why not just follow the
approach people have voted for with their feet 
already (java, c++,... -like) if both have their
tradeoff?". Also, global properties seem like modern 
"goto"s to me. 

Best regards,


Stefan Haustein
University of Dortmund
Computer Science VIII

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