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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the Database Dream

Phil Wadler ( University of Edinburgh )
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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