[DB-SIG] db wrapper naming

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Aug 30 22:54:33 CEST 2004

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Randall Smith wrote:
>> Since our discussion here about a dbapi2 wrapper, Peter Hunt and I 
>> have been working on it.  We have it mostly working with the ability 
>> to work with Python datetime and mx.DateTime types and changeable 
>> paramstyles. We have been discussing names and are leaning on dal, an 
>> acronym for Database Abstraction Layer.  This package will have a 
>> subpackage named dbapi that will contain all of our current work.  
>> Future work outside of the dbapi wrapper scope will reside in other 
>> packages within dal.
>> I'm posting here to get opinions/suggestions about these naming 
>> conventions so that we can identify any problems that may arise from 
>> it.  We would appreciate your opinions and suggestions.
> PyDBI ?
> After all, what you're doing here is rather similar to what
> the Perl folks did for their DBI interface.

Why the "Py"?  Isn't it kind of implied?  I like dbi, though.  Maybe the 
project name would be PyDBI, with the module name being dbi?

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