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FQL - A Functional Query Language

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGMOD '79 Proceedings of the 1979 ACM SIGMOD international conference on Management of data
EditorsPhilip A. Bernstein
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0-89791-001-X
Publication statusPublished - 1979


An applicative language based upon recent ideas by John Backus has been developed. The language provides a powerful formalism for the expression of complex database queries. Though currently implemented with an interface to a CODASYL system, the language employs a sufficiently general data model that use with other database management systems is possible. This paper describes the language through a number of examples and outlines its implementation.

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