> What would be really nice IMO would be to have a standard way of
> expressing such queries to let me query the information without having
> to know what software is holding the information and learn the
> proprietary APIs. I hope that the QL'98 - The Query Languages Workshop
> ( will get this work started.

Unfortunately all the work I have seen so far on this has been based on
SQL syntax, which sucks. Commandline query is fine for the knowledgeable
but most users have a hard enough time coping with simple Booleans.

When is the next Symposium On The Interface?

> It's really a pity that good open standards and nice ideas don't turn
> into free running code overnight. :)

Does if you add enough beer :-)