> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Kent [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:26 AM
> is a goal of CQL to be very much like CCL (ISO8777) if only
> because there is no reason to be different?

I took the first crack at writing CQL, so I guess I'd better answer the

I picked CCL because I thought there were enought parsers for it and enough
understanding of it that our minor differences would be easy to accomodate.

I wanted a starting place that wasn't too far away from what users were used
to entering.