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Re: [xml-dev] Xqib


Stephen is right, it is no longer maintained unfortunately, for lack
of resources. XQIB was meant as a proof a concept, showing (i) that it
is feasible to use a standard, declarative, functional language that
natively supports XML/JSON/HTML DOM as an alternative to (imperative)
JavaScript and (ii) that it considerably reduces the complexity of the
code. It is actually nice to notice that jQuery, which also does a
great job at that, has a navigation syntax that has similarities with
XPath, which indicates that this is a direction that makes sense.

Having said that, the code is open source and public, which means that
anybody interested in improving it, fixing bugs, etc, should be able
to do so -- I would even be tempted to say, encouraged to do so. XQIB
runs on top of a cross-compilation of the MXQuery engine (Java) to
JavaScript. I believe that William Candillon also attempted a
cross-compilation of Zorba (C++, also open-source) and encountered
some encouraging success as well. I think that if somehow this work
was continued, it would of course make us all happy :-)

Kind regards,

Dr. Ghislain Fourny
Director of Research and Development
28msec, Inc.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 8:46 AM, Stephen Cameron
<steve.cameron.62@gmail.com> wrote:
> No I think its not being developed more. I played with it a bit and it
> seemed to work nicely, but then I found it could not do something that I
> wanted it too (cannot recall exactly what that was), and I had no expertise
> to add that functionality myself. :(
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:44 PM, L2L 2L <emanuelallen@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Is xqib still developing.
>> I come to like the ideal. More so to knowing that one who don't like xml
>> programming will not even consider this. Which will make it an exclusive
>> programing language. I would rather rename it; xpl(xml's programming
>> language). This is possible, it being an open source. I hope with this
>> message, I have invoke developers to consider taking an interest as well as
>> action toward this ideal.
>> /* signature */
>> "use strict";
>> var j = 0, baz = "", k = "", bar =
>> "83,104,101,108,108,101,121,32,80,111,119,101,114,115,39,32,98,111,111,107,115,32,97,114,101,32,116,111,32,114,101,97,100,32,102,111,114,";
>> for(;bar.charAt(j);){
>>     if(bar.charAt(j) !== ","){
>>         k += bar.charAt(j); } else{ baz += String.fromCharCode(k)+" \v"; k
>> = "";
>>     }
>>     j++;
>> }
>> console.dir(baz);
>> /* end of signature */

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