Greg Stein greg_stein@eshop.com
Tue, 19 Dec 1995 18:47:42 -0800

Hello all!

I've been a bit too busy for my taste, lately, but I found an opening :-)

As many of us discussed at the Workshop, there seemed to be a large
consensus for creating a "database sig" that would cover various topics
such as: common database interfaces, standard table representations,
persistency issues, and the like. I volunteered to drive this SIG, with
some support from Paul Everitt.

At this point, it doesn't seem like there will be much of a dispute on
whether we need this (given the show of hands at the Workshop), but the
charter and initial bullet items could be up in the air. Below, I've
attached my idea of the mailing list "info", which outlines the sig's

This is rather short notice, but I would like to see the mailing list
itself started ASAP (maybe by Friday). I believe we can refine the charter
after that point. I'd just like to see it started soon cuz I've been
itching to send some mail, as I'm sure other have :-). Precluding any
objections, maybe I can twist Barry's arm to set it up soon.

Happy holidays...


This list is intended to work through and resolve issues related to
database access from Python. Being somewhat related, this list may also
cover persistency issues in Python.

The list will cover a number of topics, attempting to produce
documentation, modules, and/or sample code. Based on input from the Third
Python Workshop, the following set of initial topics have been raised:

- uniform database access, particularly for commerical SQL databases
- general tabular database access
- efficient persistence

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