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  • Is there any public document describing what the highlights of the new version will be?
    • You'd have to corner David for that. I'm not sure which specifics he's released. However, I can describe things that I know are public knowledge. The object store will be one of the highlights, even though the customers won't see it. We have what is essentially a reflection based Perl object system built on top of Class::Meta, but even though we're currently targeting relational databases, there is no requirement to do so. We could target multi-value databases, XML datases, LDAP stores or even flat fil

      • I'll be sure to see David's talk about the database stuff. I try to keep up with the ideas being used in various O/R tools like Hibernate and ActiveRecord. Your mini-language looks a bit like what Tangram uses for querying.

        I've never really liked database views. They feel like a hack to me, i.e. just a way to avoid writing out the actual SQL for what you're doing. Security (granting limited access to specific users) is the only use for them I've seen that I liked. I'll be interested to see what you guys have done with them though.