[DB-SIG] Our answer to Perl's DBI interface?
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 11:05:23 -0400
This just got posted in the newsgroup. How does Python measure up?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 16:15:47 +0200
From: Jochen Wiedmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Please advise: How to migrate from FoxPro to platform independent
Alan Vlach wrote:
> What path makes the most sense? I'm thinking along these lines:
> Basic core language: perl or python
> GUI: Tk
> Database: PostgreSQL or mSQL
If portability is an issue: Choose Perl!
Perlīs DBI interface is highly portable. (Of course different SQL
peculiarities remain.) I am making CGI, ISAPI or mod_perl developments
that run on engines as different as
MySQL (much more recommendable than mSQL, btw!)
CSV files (via DBD::CSV)
with little to no modifications under operatins systems as different
as Linux, Solaris, WinNT and Win95. Of course one needs some knowledge,
for example I had to learn that one should use only uppercased table
and column names.
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