[DB-SIG] SQL-API

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Apr 19 19:00:44 CEST 2006


Hi guys.

So, I've been meaning to bring this up here, and what with the param 
marker discussions...

Anyway, while doing the SQLObject 2 rewrite I wanted to extract some of 
the machinery that has nothing to do with ORM stuff.  The result is 
SQL-API: http://sqlobject.org/sqlapi/

Instead of fixing problems with DB-API, it tries more to wrap existing 
DB-API drivers and give them a more consistent, higher-level interface. 
  It's also intended to be pretty neutral about everything else, and it 
is entirely procedural.

I'd really like to move this forward so that it can serve the purposes 
of more than just SQLObject 2, so I'm interested in other consumers, 
particularly people using very different strategies from SQLObject. 
There's a lot of tricky aspects to using the DB-API that I think can 
really be solved to everyone's satisfaction once, instead of each system 
having to implement these things themselves -- things like 
configuration, logging, pooling, exceptions, and also a place to hang 
other more complex stuff like database portability information, or the 
occassional driver monkeypatch.

Both the scope and implementation of SQL-API is fairly open at this 
point, so I'm very open to suggestions or contributions.

-- 
Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org


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