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Subject:

Re: CQL relations in 1.2

From:

Mike Rylander <[log in to unmask]>

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SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors

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Wed, 26 Jul 2006 12:17:41 -0400

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On 7/26/06, Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Mike Taylor wrote:
> >Robert Sanderson writes:
> > > While we're changing relation semantics, I'd like to propose that
> > > <> be deprecated in favour of 'ne' for not equal to, to be
> > > consistent with 'eq' for equality.
> >I am not so fond of this; can you say more in favour of it?
>
> It seems strange to me that equality is 'eq' (a string) but inequality
> is a combination of the special characters < and >.
>
> More consistent to me would be == and !=, == and <>, or 'eq' and 'ne'.
>
> But 'eq' and '<>' seems similar to having '>' and 'lessThan'...
> understandable but inconsistent.
>
> Rob
>

And I'd personally like to see full consistency along the lines of
'lt', 'le', 'gt' and 'ge'. Or, perhaps, the addition of those
relations to text semantics instead of numeric.

--
Mike Rylander
[log in to unmask]
GPLS -- PINES Development
Database Developer
http://open-ils.org

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