[DB-SIG] Sybase module 0.39pre1 released

Sébastien Sablé sable at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Feb 12 11:48:30 CET 2008


The Sybase module provides a Python interface to the Sybase relational
database system.  It supports all of the Python Database API, version
2.0 with extensions.

** This version is a pre-release not intended for production use **

The module is available here:


The module home page is here:



* Added type mapping as proposed in
  http://www.uniqsys.com/~carsten/typemap.html by Carsten Haese
* Handle engineer notation of numbers in numeric
* Added support for CS_DATE_TYPE
* Added support for python Decimal objects in databuf
* Possibility to use ct_cursor for some requests
* Refactoring - merged Fetchers, CTCursor and CmdCursor in Cursor
* Refactored _cancel_cmd
* Added a prepare method to Cursor
* Additional 'locale' argument to connect and Connection to set the
  locale of the connection thanks to patch by Harri Pasanen
* Better compliance with DBAPI: returns None in nextset when no more
* Added conversion from string to int when assigning to a CS_INT_TYPE


* Corrected documentation about CS_CONTEXT Objects thanks to bug
  report by Derek Harland (close tracker 1748109)
* Corrected bug in close() if connection killed from outside thanks to
  patch by Derek Harland (close tracker 1746220)
* Corrected bug if inherit from Sybase.Connection thanks to patch by
  Derek Harland (close tracker 1719789)
* Optimization in fetchall - using fetchmany instead of fetchone to
  avoid locking time penalty, thanks to patch by Derek Harland (close
  tracker 1746908)
* Corrections to compile with bcp-support against freetds thanks to
  patch by Klaus-Martin Hansche (close tracker 1724088)
* Corrected documentation to compile with FreeTDS and Threads thanks
  to Derek Harland (close tracker 1709043)
* Corrected bug in databuf_alloc: Sybase reports the wrong maxlength
  for numeric type - verified with Sybase 12.5 - thanks to patch
  provided by Phil Porter
* Better detection of Sybase libraries
* the C API to datetime only exists since python 2.4 - disable
  datetime with previous versions
* Corrected python long handling (using CS_NUMERIC instead of CS_LONG
  which is unspecified)
* Corrected various compilation warnings (some linked to python 2.5)

The full ChangeLog is here:


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