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The original perception of the Web by the vast majority of its early users was as a static repository of unstructured data. This was OK for browsing small sets of information by humans, but this static model is now breaking down as programs attempt to dynamically generate information, and as human browsing is increasingly assisted by intelligent agent… (More)
To achieve high performance, the next generation of high-level programming languages should incorporate databases as core technology. Presented here are the design considerations for the Water language leading to the use of a (B-tree) Indexed Sequential Access Method database at its core.