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Re: [xml-dev] functional databases noodling ...

On 15/02/2012 01:58, daniela florescu wrote:
>> The functional database system that impressed me the most was IRIS:
>> http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/90/HPL-90-108.pdf
> I believe that IRIS is just a sort of a rip-off from the O2 object oriented database,
> which was a good commercial object oriented database, that went down the toilet
> together with the rest of OO database stuff in the 90ties.
> O2 had a pure fully functional query/programming/whatever-name interface language to it,
> called OQL, and standardized by ODMG.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_Query_Language
No, I think IRIS predated that. It came from Daplex and the work of 
Shipman, Dan Fishman, et al. They later did some market repositioning to 
fit it into the object database space, but that's not where the ideas 
came from.

Michael Kay

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