The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the Database Dream

  • Sam Lindley
  • Philip Wadler
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11957-6_1

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6012)
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Lindley S., Wadler P. (2010) The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the Database Dream. In: Gordon A.D. (eds) Programming Languages and Systems. ESOP 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6012. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A venerable line of research aims to provide a general-purpose programming language with a well-defined subset that compiles into efficient queries, perhaps by translation into SQL or some other suitable query language. This talk discusses some older and more recent advances in this direction, including the languages Kleisli, LINQ, Ferry, M, and Links.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam Lindley
    • 1
  • Philip Wadler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Edinburgh 

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