[DB-SIG] Why the varying paramstyles in DB-API?

Paul DuBois paul@dubois.ws
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 23:04:11 -0600

Why are there so many different paramstyles for DB-API?
Given that one benefit of the API is to provide a uniform
access method across database engines, doesn't the non-uniformity
of parameter styles diminish the extent to which that benefit
can be realized?