[DB-SIG] Experiences with DB-API2.0

Tom Jenkins tjenkins@devis.com
20 Jun 2002 08:09:40 -0400

Hi Federico,

On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 08:06, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 13:49, Horst Herb wrote:
> > 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 
> > adapters aren't.
> > 
> > We thought DB-API was a great idea. That is, until we tried....:
> IMHO, the target of the dbapi is *not* providing unchanged-source
> portability across the differet drivers implementing it. it is just to
> provide a common api: learn one, use many.

hrmmm, that's interesting opinion, but isn't it contradictory?  a common
api but yet you have to change source code to switch between drivers?

please don't take that as a flame, you (should) know that i have utmost
respect for you.


Tom Jenkins
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