LINQ: Query is Search, and Search is Everything

::: {.Section1} [Today Microsoft went public with Language Integrated Query (LINQ), which builds on top of a just-announced.NET 2.0 library called the Integrated Query Framework. At its most basic level, LINQ is the ability to apply SQL-like operators to arbitrary. NET collections. The operators provided are "relationally complete" meaning that they not only support selection, but projection (joins), and identity semantics based on overriding Equals() and hashcodes in LINQ (objects) and in the manner appropriate to the XML and relational domains in XLINQ and DLINQ.]{style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial"}

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