[DB-SIG] Experiences with DB-API2.0
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 21:49:12 +1000
We wanted to make our project independend of database backends, or at least
of database adapters as it is supposed to be truly multi platform and most
We thought DB-API was a great idea. That is, until we tried....:
1.) Connection strings incompatible between the 3 "most popular" Postgres
adatpters - easy enough to fix, just a few "if....then..else"
However, becomes tedious if you have hundreds of connections :-((
2.) Returned date formats incompatible despite all of them using mxDateTime
3.) Frustrated, we gave up further tests for now.
Are we doing something wrong or are the specifications that ambiguous that
not even these simple issues can remain compatible?
Am I rightfully disappointed or are changes already on the way?