[DB-SIG] Persistent Storage of Objects

Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin@mems-exchange.org
Tue, 4 Apr 2000 10:46:11 -0400 (EDT)

M.-A. Lemburg writes:
>everybody has their own specific needs. The range of applications
>is huge: from simple dictionary like interfaces to tables to
>complete nested object hierarchies with auto-load and -store,
>version control and all the goodies in that bag. Plus maybe
>meta-information control to build search engines on top of the
>stored objects. 

True, but maybe a useful middle ground could be implemented.  Maybe
something like Tangram (http://www.tangram-persistence.org/) -- you'd
have a simple schema language for laying out classes, their
attributes, and the relations between them, and then have code to
store objects in a set of DB tables.

>I'd rather like to see a DB API compatible JDBC interface...

Is there anything about that problem that needs discussion, though, or
is it a simple matter of programming?

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