cx_Oracle 3.0a

Anthony Tuininga
20 Jun 2003 13:30:34 -0600

What is cx_Oracle?

cx_Oracle is a Python extension module that allows access to Oracle and
conforms to the Python database API 2.0 specifications with a few

Where do I get it?
(it may be a few days before the second site is updated)

What's new?
 1) Fixed bug where zero length PL/SQL arrays were being mishandled
 2) Fixed support for the data type "float" in Oracle; added one to the
     display size to allow for the sign of the number, if necessary;
     changed the display size of unconstrained numbers to 127, which is
    the largest number that Oracle can handle
 3) Added support for retrieving the description of a bound cursor
     before fetching it
 4) Fixed a couple of build issues on Mac OS X, AIX and Solaris (64-bit)
 5) Modified documentation slightly based on comments from several
 6) Included files in MANIFEST that are needed to generate the binaries
 7) Modified test suite to work within the test environment at
     Computronix as well as within the packages that are distributed

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