[DB-SIG] Re: [Zope-dev] Prototype Zope mxODBC DA

Christopher Petrilli petrilli@digicool.com
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:19:11 -0400

> On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Christopher Petrilli wrote:
>> We are abandoning the use of DB-API interfaces for our own use simply
>> because they have proven to be of little value in getting things running.
>> In addition, their behavioral assumptions are sometimes quite incompatible
>> with Zope requirements.  Jim Fulton can better speak to this.  We're now
>> doing a more "thin shim" approach, and not going anywhere near the DB-API or
>> SWIG.
> I guess I did "the right thing" on MySQLdb: Create a native interface
> (_mysql) with a Python DB API wrapper (MySQLdb). It turned out to be very
> easy to convert the old ZMySQLDA (using MySQLmodule-1.4) to use _mysql,
> and MySQLmodule and _mysql are quite dissimilar.
> It might be worth pointing out (not to AMK or MAL, they know this) that
> Solid's native interface is ODBC.

We realize this, but SOLID has been repositioned as an embedded solution,
and since we have no customers who us it, it's been pushed out to the
general populace.


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