Good points. The primary disadvantage in my opinion is the loss of table and 
field referencing because queries and other functions embed everything in 
strings. Understanding or modifying a large code base (especially if you did 
not write it) is going to be a lot harder with ORDA versus traditional 4D code.

My approach is to create wrappers that generate ORDA strings from the structure 
references. A lot more work to set up, but hopefully it will pay off in the 
long run. Another advantage of this approach is the work can be abstracted to 
work with other databases, e.g. generate SQL instead of ORDA.

John DeSoi, Ph.D.

> On Apr 10, 2019, at 12:01 PM, Christian Sakowski via 4D_Tech 
> <> wrote:
> ORDA has many advantages compared to the classic 4D language:

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