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   Re: [xml-dev] Why *is* XQuery taking so long?

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> But understand the audience and don't play Bach if they came 
> to boogie. Could XQuery have come out in successive versions 
> with simpler accompaniment? 

We now know that we could have done most of the type work later, 
releasing a dynamically typed language and adding the static typing in a 
subsequent release. The awful fact is, we couldn't know that for sure 
until after the static typing was done.

And I think we could have been done 1 to 2 years earlier if we had 
learned the lessons we now know about process on a complex spec with 
lots of players and lots of industry interest. The awful fact is, we had 
to flounder a while to figure some of this out.



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