[DB-SIG] Optional DB API Extensions

Dittmar, Daniel daniel.dittmar@sap.com
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:54:02 +0200

Would it be useful to have a common connection option 'strict'? 

Setting this option would generate warnings for optional features, even if
the driver supports them. Thus hopefully hinting at portability problems.
This option would also be used for certain implementation defined behaviour
(e.g. BLOB columns could return a string object as the strict/portable
behaviour and some kind of stream as the extended/nonportable behaviour).


Daniel Dittmar
SAP DB, SAP Labs Berlin