[DB-SIG] Optional DB API Extensions

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 2 Nov 2001 11:35:07 -0500

M.-A. Lemburg writes:
 > Fred will know what the time line is for 2.2 documentation and
 > whether the DB API fits in there... Fred ?

  I don't follow the db-sig, so perhaps I'm missing some context.
Given that there are no DB-API implementations in the standard
library, why should the DB-API specification be included in the
documentation?  On first thought, I'd expect it to appear in the
standard documentation when an implementation is shipped as part of
the standard library.
  If there's something I'm missing on this, please feel free to bring
me up to speed.
  Regarding the schedule, I'm hesitant to add any more substantial
components beyond what's already being worked on.  We've added a lot
of material for this release (the compiler and email packages, and
Tkinter/GUI chapter is being prepared), and those have had far too
little editorial review as it is.
  I'll try to take a look at the DB-API spec sometime next week, but
I'm afraid my evening hours are largely unavailable at the moment due
to some other projects.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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