Alexander, thanks for getting this discussion going.
> One upcoming feature is allowing string expressions
> in LIKE, i.e. you will be able to make LIKE ?1 in
> finder query. Dain, correct me if I'm wrong.
I'll be adding the soon.
> So, do not hesitate to ask for new features or
> implement them directly in
> and provide your patches (in this forum?).
Post the patches at sourceforge.
> One interesting question for me is if (JBoss-)QL
> should be superset of SQL, subset or they are just
> different (and what is the difference than)? I am
> sorry for such newbie question, but I think this is
> important to understand for everybody who wants to
> add new features to jboss-ql.
The goal for JBossQL is to be a super set of EJB-QL. I would like to more features from SQL, but I don't want to get too far in front of the 2.1 EJB spec (they will be adding group by stuff).
I think the most important thing to add is more functions(like date handling functions).