[DB-SIG] PEP version of DB-API

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 23:52:46 +0100

Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> Scavenging the mail folder uncovered M.-A. Lemburg's letter:
> > The general guideline for the DB API is to keep it flexible enough
> > for interface authors to add their own extensions and OTOH to not
> > make it too complicated for the authors to follow it (i.e. it shouldn't
> > prevent authors from starting to code interfaces). Also, it has
> > to assure that even low-tech databases can be DB API compliant to
> > a certain degree.
> i completely agree. i much welcomed addition to the dbapi would be
> (as someone else said) the "formalization" of the parts that are
> left to the author. lets keep extensions to the api *well separated*
> from the api itself.


BTW, instead of applying your patches to the HTML page now,
wouldn't it be better to rework the patches into a patch
against the PEP version which Andrew wants to prepare ? (Note
that PEPs are under CVS control, so we'll have a nice history
record of what changed between versions and why.)

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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