[DB-SIG] questions for Python Database API Specification v2.0

Sakesun Roykiattisak sakesun at boonthavorn.com
Thu Sep 13 14:32:35 CEST 2007

I see. Thanks for the perspective.

BTW. If I'd like to get to know more about odbc, what is your  
recommendation ?
I can't find many books on odbc, eventhough it should be the standard db  


> Sakesun Roykiattisak wrote:
>> Still wonder ..
>>>> Given that the ODBC binary api is stable, I believe python-odbc can be
>>>> based on ctypes.
>>>> This way the re-compilation would no longer needed.
>>> You're underestimating the complexity of the ODBC API specification
>>> and the hundreds of implementations of it out there.
>> In general, I think Python is the best bet to fight with "complexity".
> True, but this doesn't always work for C APIs.
>> What is the technical aspect that ctypes cannot work around it ?
> They are related to memory management, dealing with pointers and
> low-level data conversion.
> Other than these technical issues, you also have to work around
> various ODBC driver/manager specific issues - only experience
> helps in solving these.

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