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Better syntax for Domino Query Language

Doing some tests with Domino Query Language at the moment. The language syntax is far from intuitive sometimes. Some examples:
form = 'MProcessus' and (Active = 'TRUE' or Version = 0)
is a correct query and delivers,
Similar queries do not work, because there seem to be syntactical errors:
  • form = 'MProcessus' and (Active = 'TRUE' or Version=0)
    does not have spaces around the equals-sign
  • form = 'MProcessus' and (Active = 'TRUE')
    has parentheses around a single boolean expression and is refused
  • form = 'MProcessus' and (not Active = 'TRUE' or Version = 0)
    complains about matching parens*

Would it be possible to use a more standard language with a syntax that everybody understands? Where spaces are optional, parentheses are accepted and where the not operator is a unary operator?

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  • Aug 8 2019
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    09 Aug 14:25

    Other pet peeves: no single character operators (like &, | and !), only single quotes are allowed for strings, no CR allowed instead of space (for multi-line queries), "... in all(..." fails whereas "... in all (..." seems correct...

    More to follow? IMHO both the lexical analyser (then tokeniser) and the parser are sub-standard.