[hibernate-dev] [infinispan-dev] [HSearch] DSL for Lucene queries (was: Re: Query module new

Emmanuel Bernard emmanuel at hibernate.org
Sun Sep 27 06:20:43 EDT 2009

On 27 sept. 09, at 12:08, Manik Surtani wrote:

> Lexers are parsers are not difficult (a simple ANTLR grammar takes  
> very little effort, for example), but that is orthoginal to this  
> discussion.  I believe the very term DSL is misleading (since DSL  
> implies a separate grammar), but this is more for an intuitive  
> builder API for query creation.  And yes, while this does imply  
> knowledge of the API, it is certainly far less verbose and more  
> expressive than the existing query construction mechanism.

That's untrue. External DSLs imply a separate grammar. Internal DSLs  
imply using the hosting language to create a fluent API.

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