[DB-SIG] paramstyle specification

Niki Spahiev niki.spahiev at gmail.com
Wed May 22 15:54:25 CEST 2013

On 22.05.2013 11:58, Vernon D. Cole wrote:
> The major difference -- the change of paradigm (to put it in elegant
> terms) -- between api 2 and our proposed api 3, is our use of 'paramstyle'.
> In api 2, we attempted to use it to tell our client programmer how to
> talk to us. That did not work out too well.
> In api 3, we propose to offer the service of letting our client
> programmer tell us how she wishes to talk, using some construct such as
>  >>>cursr.paramstyle = 'named'
> This method of operation is so different that I wish we could use a
> different term for it, an actual English word.  Except that I cannot
> think of one, and I refuse to type "parameter_replacement_variant", so
> paramstyle it remains, spell checker be damned.

Please help future googlers and use something distinctive - "param_variant"?


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