[DB-SIG] paramstyles (mysql string length?)

Carsten Haese carsten at uniqsys.com
Wed Apr 19 16:53:52 CEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 10:20, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> Carsten Haese wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 08:24, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> >> I've found the qmark style to be sufficient for everything
> > 
> > I agree. Considering that many modules already support qmark, and those
> > that currently use 'format'/'pyformat' would have to move to something
> > else if these are dropped, I'd like to suggest that supporting 'qmark'
> > style should become a required feature. Modules would be free to also
> > implement 'named' and/or 'numeric', but supporting 'qmark' should be
> > mandatory.
> I'm not sure whether that's easily possible for database modules
> which rely on different marker mechanisms, e.g. some modules
> probably use the implicit type information in the pyformat style
> to find out which method to use for binding variables.

I don't follow. I thought we're voting on dropping 'pyformat' as a
parameter style. Also, how does pyformat contain implicit type


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