[DB-SIG] What DB-API compliant interfaces are there?

Andrew Kuchling amk@magnet.com
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 15:06:49 -0400 (EDT)

Harri Pasanen <pa@tekla.fi> wrote:
>My understanding is that Solid uses ODBC as its native interface even
>on Unix platforms, so the knowledge on that would be usable with other
>ODCB supporting databases as well. 

	Hmmm... that seems to be the case.  Does that mean that you
could take Michael Lausch's Solid module, and tweak it to work with
another ODBC database on Linux?  In other words, does ODBC specify a
complete C API, or does it simply define a set of capabilities that
must be supported?

Case Roole <cjr@bound.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>especially to the available Linux dbms's. I don't know about the popularity
>of SOLID in the Linux community, but it might be a good idea to mention that
>there are also modules for mSQL and Postgres95 in the *first* paragraph of
>the article.

	Yes, that's a very good idea (assuming SOLID is covered in the
article--I've just downloaded it and am figuring out how to install

The API spec says: 
>Note: The ODBC module implements a newer version of this
>specification. Some additional error types were added to DBI. A spec
>update is due.

	Shouldn't someone make this update?  Since it only involves
some new types, it doesn't seem like a major task...

	Andrew Kuchling

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