[PYTHON META-SIG] PROPOSAL: Database SIG

Jim Fulton, U.S. Geological Survey jfulton@usgs.gov
Thu, 21 Dec 1995 13:40:55 -0500


Looks good to me.

Jim

On Dec 19,  6:47pm, Greg Stein wrote:
> Subject: [PYTHON META-SIG] PROPOSAL: Database SIG
> 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
> charter.
>
> 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...
> -Greg
>
> ------------------
>
> 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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