[DB-SIG] Sybase module, DB-api description attribute

Harri Pasanen hpa@trema.com
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 11:45:46 +0200


What is the current status of Sybase module development?

I've been testing Peter Godman's ctsybase module on SunOS 5.6 with
Python 1.5, and my
preliminary tests seem to have it functioning ok.

But how is the description attribute supposed to be populated?   The
current ctsybase module
seems to fill it mainly with raw return values of Sybase, so the column
description tuples look something
like ('name', 0, 0, 255, 0, 0, 0)

Has there been any talk about getting more detailed meta data out of
databases, for instance where
the DBI object types would be a union of all supported database types?