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From John Haxby <>
Subject Re: "Advanced" query language
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 16:56:17 GMT
Yonik Seeley wrote:

>I looked into this a year ago... most scripting languages have an
>emphasis on script execution speed, not script parsing speed (which is
>what we would need).  The scripting languages I tried were horribly
>slow at parsing a small script.  The only one that could parse at a
>reasonable speed was rhino (javascript) in interp mode.
I've always found the lisp syntax very easy to parse.  In this case, 
it's just prefix with the nam of he operator being first in the list, eg 
(and "eggs" "oranges").   There are wrinkles for named and optional 
parameters, but the basic syntax is a doddle.


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