[linux-audio-dev] LV2 Turtle requirement

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jul 17 08:23:46 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jul 16, 2006 at 08:33:08 -0400, Dave Robillard wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 17:28 +0000, carmen wrote:
> > i notice this file: http://lv2plug.in/spec/lv2.ttl is in the nicely readable turtle format. my main question is, whether this will be transformed to RDF-XML during 'make install' or perhaps by the developer themselves (Eg, similar to leaving a configure script around for those who dont have autoconf). 
> > 
> > mainly beacuse, it seems RDF-XML is the dominant serialization format, and having this additional dependency stand in the way means, at the very least one can't use Pyrple out of the box. i installed Redland and the Ruby and TCL bindings, and both conspicuously left out the "Redland::Parser.turtle" method, presumably beacuse i dont have it installed (and it's not in portage...)
> > 
> > cheers
> Why would you want to take a nice, readable format, and translate it
> into the confusing bloated mess that is RDF/XML automatically and by
> default?  Because some particular toolkit can't read N3/Turtle yet?
> Silly.
> If the toolkit you want to use sucks, then you can convert the N3/Turtle
> to RDF/XML yourself easily enough...

To be fair, Turtle is relativly new, whereas RDF/XML is about 10 years
old. There are some tools that don't yet handle Turtle.

I agree about the conversion though. Turtle is much more popular in these
parts, and the conversion is easily done either way.

- Steve

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